Scholarships for Kinesiology Majors: How to Find Them

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Kinesiologists often study patients' motor skills, which may be damaged due to injury, disease, or age. Learn more about finding scholarships for kinesiology majors. View article »

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Finding Kinesiology Scholarships

Kinesiology majors can find a few national financial aid options. However, most kinesiology-specific scholarships are offered through individual colleges and universities.

The easiest way to begin finding a scholarship meant specifically for a kinesiology major would be to use an Internet search engine. There are many scholarships offered to kinesiology majors, and many scholarships are specific to individual universities. Often, they are sponsored by private donors or foundations. Kinesiology majors are eligible for the same general scholarships and grants as all secondary school students. These may include the Pell grant, the Academic Competitiveness grant, and others available for review through Federal Student Aid.

William Harkness Kinesiology Athletic Scholarship

This is a scholarship available at most schools offering kinesiology as a major. It is often awarded to student athletes who show leadership potential, have a high GPA, and are majoring in kinesiology. Students interested in this scholarship should search their school's website to see if they qualify.

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  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Sport and Fitness Management
  • Sports Medicine

School-Specific Scholarships

Often, kinesiology-specific scholarships are exclusive to a particular institution. The following are scholarships for kinesiology majors available at Sam Houston State University:

Roy G. Moss, Jr., Health Education Scholarship

This scholarship is given through Sam Houston State University's Department of Health and Kinesiology. It is available for students of kinesiology or other health majors who demonstrate financial need but also have a high GPA, leadership potential, and involvement in community health issues.

Department of Health and Kinesiology Scholarship

This scholarship is meant for kinesiology or other health majors. In order to qualify, one must have a high GPA, as well as a demonstrated financial need.

Robert L. Case Health & Kinesiology Wellness Scholarship

The Robert L. Case scholarship specifies a 3.0 GPA, leadership potential, and a high level of fitness.

Cady/Huskey Health Education Scholarship

This scholarship is only available to full-time juniors and seniors. It is meant for students who display leadership and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Finding Other Schools

Other schools likely offer similar scholarships with similar standards. A search engine will bring up which scholarships are available at which schools and how the student may go about winning them. Some of the schools in which kinesiology majors can find scholarships include:

  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Michigan State University
  • Boise State University
  • Arizona State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Sacramento State University

Kinesiology Major Overview

The kinesiology major can be found within a number of departments at a university. These departments include athletic training, movement science, sport management, and physical education. This major is offered through both bachelor's and master's degree programs. Topics of study can include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Motor control
  • Sport business and marketing
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Neuropsychology

After graduation, kinesiologists often work in schools, fitness settings, hospitals, geriatric facilities, governmental agencies, clinics, and volunteer agencies.

For kinesiology majors seeking financial aid, one of the best ways to find scholarships is to seek out colleges and universities that provide departmental scholarships.

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