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Kinesiology BS

Make a Difference. Study What Moves You.

When you think about your future, do you see yourself as a physical therapist helping patients recover from surgery? Do you want to help clients manage their weight or work with athletes to keep them in peak physical condition? If you want to make a difference in the health and wellness of clients, kinesiology is the program for you.


Specialize Your Degree

A Degree That Works

The kinesiology program prepares you for many careers or graduate programs. These careers are expected to grow an average of 20% over the next 10 years*, which means you will be in high demand. Fulfilling career options for kinesiology students include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Certified athletic trainer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Health educator
  • Health and wellness coordinator

*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn with State-of-the-Art Equipment

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:

  • TuffTread high performance treadmill
  • ParvoMedics metabolic cart
  • GE Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry
  • Cosmed BodPod
  • Kistler force plate
  • Qualysis motion capture system
  • Cyclus 2 high performance ergometer
  • Multiple ECG systems and much more

Gain Meaningful Experience

As a kinesiology student, you will complete an internship that provides a focused opportunity for learning in a field-based setting. You will receive real-world experience and a boost to your resume that will look great to future employers. Internships at local and regional clinics have set the stage for our students to move into graduate programs in the rehabilitation sciences, interdisciplinary health science programs, elite physiology labs, and sports performance settings.

Kinesiology internships are worth six credit hours. They consist of 300 hours of field experience applying exercise science or health studies principles and theories in an approved setting. Internships may be completed during fall, spring or summer semesters.


More info to come.

Contact: Kinesiology, BS

Amanda Wakeman, DPT
Program Coordinator
M 144
Tel: (660) 543-8881

Contact: Kinesiology, MS

Scott Strohmeyer, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
M 137
Tel: (660) 543-8191

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