Kinesiology Department

Welcome to the Iowa State University Department of Kinesiology. In our programs, your Iowa State adventure features:

  • World-class faculty
  • An accredited athletic training program
  • Real-world experience
  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Ground-breaking research

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

Kinesiology faculty, students spark conversation about diversity
Scherezade Mama will lecture about physical activity promotion in underserved populations, 7 p.m. March 1 at the Memorial Union.
Iowa State University Cyclones join elementary students for some ExerCYse
An Iowa State University outreach program — ExerCYse Time — is boosting kids’ physical activity during the cold winter months.
A Cyclone heads to the Super Bowl
Jordan Pierce, a 2015 Iowa State University graduate in athletic training, will head to Super Bowl LII as an athletic training intern.
Hurricane relief with love, from Iowa State
Iowa State and the Aldine school district in Houston have a 27-year partnership and helped one another after Hurricane Harvey.
Honors student in kinesiology produces new children’s book
A children’s book written by a kinesiology student aims to reduce the fear and anxiety children have when going to the doctor.
College of Human Sciences to recognize graduating seniors at fall convocation
Iowa State University’s College of Human Sciences will recognize nearly 300 graduating students in a series of events on Dec. 15 and 16.
New overseas programs to help students engage in high-impact learning
Students in the College of Human Sciences will have four additional opportunities to study abroad next summer.
College of Human Sciences and departmental scholarship recipients recognized
The College of Human Sciences celebrated student scholarship recipients and donors at its annual scholarship recognition event.
Pitchford breaks barriers to exercise for youth with developmental disabilities
Andy Pitchford is improving the lives of youth with developmental disabilities by enhancing their physical activity.
Pease Family Scholar will discuss genetics of physical activity in ISU lecture Oct. 19
A federally funded scientist who researches the genetics of physical activity will speak at Iowa State University as the Pease Family Scholar on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life (American Kinesiology Association).
We are a charter member of the American Kinesiology Association.
Exercyse is Medicine The Department of Kinesiology supports the international Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative launched by the American College of Sports Medicine. The goal of EIM is to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of a disease prevention and treatment medical paradigm. Visit the ExerCYse is Medicine website to learn more about our local programming.