Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Kinesiology and exercise science professionals study the basics of mechanics and anatomy, especially in relation to humans and body movement. Education is available at many levels, ranging from associate's to doctoral degrees. Read on to learn more.

Inside Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Exercise science and kinesiology are two closely related fields of study, often used interchangeably with one another. These sciences are concerned with the human body and aspects of its movements. Exercise science focuses on the effects physical activity has on the human body. Common areas of study in kinesiology might include biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control.

Education Information

Students can find degree programs in exercise science and kinesiology at the undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate degree options include both associate's and bachelor's degree programs, and students can take courses in injury prevention, nutrition, sports psychology or motor skills. Some programs offer concentrations in exercise science or human performance, among others. At the graduate level, students can choose from master's degree or Ph.D. programs. The articles shown below offer more details about degree programs in this field.

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