Pursue what moves you with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University
of Central Missouri.
Kinesiology professionals keep the world in motion — helping patients recover from surgery, training athletes to reach their peak performance and improving the health and wellness of people of all ages.
Knowledge, experience and resources to help you succeed
UCM's bachelor’s in Kinesiology degree program is well-established, evolving over the past 40 years to meet the needs of students and employers, and to stand out among other schools for kinesiology. Our graduates become sought-after professionals, with the knowledge and experience needed to succeed in a high-demand field.
Gain professional experience in UCM's state-of-the-art laboratories and through internship placements at hospitals, gyms and other health organizations. Learn from supportive professors with a breadth of knowledge in areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation science and physical therapy.
UCM offers superb value, opportunity and experience compared to other schools for kinesiology, thanks to our leading research and education facilities, and proximity to the metropolis of Kansas City.
95% of students land a job or continue their education
5 areas of concentration to choose from
18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
3 state-of-the-art labs
Like other schools for kinesiology, UCM’s bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology focuses on human movement as it relates to health, wellness and fitness. Part of what makes us unique, though, is our program curriculum. You will also have the opportunity to specialize your Bachelor of Kinesiology degree by choosing an area of concentration:
As you look at schools for kinesiology, finding a program that puts an emphasis on experiential learning is important.
At the University of Central Missouri, we provide hands-on opportunities for Kinesiology majors through research, lab and field-based course activities, and internships. When you take your learning beyond the classroom, you will become better qualified for competitive jobs within kinesiology and better prepared to stand out among graduates from other kinesiology programs.
Your education won’t be limited to what you read in textbooks! All kinesiology students at UCM will spend time learning in three on-campus laboratories filled with the same state-of-the-art equipment you will see utilized by professionals in the field. This technology includes:
With a Kinesiology degree from UCM, you will have the foundational knowledge and training employers and graduate schools are looking for. Kinesiology careers are expected to grow significantly over the next 10 years, meaning you will be in high demand after you graduate.
Career opportunities within kinesiology
Be prepared for job opportunities in fields such as fitness training, athletic performance, strength and conditioning, working with special populations — including children, pregnant women, older adults and those with chronic illness — or medical rehabilitation programs. In recent years, 95% of Kinesiology majors have been employed within six months of graduation.
Our graduates also continue their education at elite professional and graduate schools, pursuing advanced degrees in areas such as physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, biomechanics or other kinesiology-related fields.
Career opportunities with a Kinesiology degree
Explore more options for future jobs within kinesiology using the interactive tool below. You can gain insights on kinesiology salaries, career outlooks and more.
A Kinesiology degree from the University of Central Missouri is worth the investment, no matter which career path you choose. UCM offers a variety of resources to help you finance your college education, such as scholarships, assistantships, grants and awards.
In addition to affordable tuition, we offer several scholarships specifically for Kinesiology majors, including:
With a comprehensive bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from UCM, you can further specialize in a field of study through graduate programs such as:
Not sure if majoring in Kinesiology is right for you? You may also be interested in the following undergraduate programs at UCM: