Kinesiology Department

Welcome to the ISU Department of Kinesiology where your adventure features:

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

The ISU Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked among the top 20 in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

Iowa State aids efforts to become the healthiest state
Iowa State University and the Healthiest State Initiative are working together to front efforts in helping Iowa become the healthiest state in America by 2016.
Kinesiology uses physical education to reach out to homeschooled children
More than 85 children are enrolled in Iowa State's homeschool physical education outreach program, led by professors and students in kinesiology.
Switch encourages children to adopt healthy habits
Switch, a partnership between Iowa State University and the YMCA of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Area launched in February, promotes healthy eating, exercise, and less screen time for children.
  Pease Family Scholar to address global pandemic of physical inactivity
Harold (Bill) Kohl will present "The Global Pandemic of Physical Inactivity: An Urgent Priority for Public Health" at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Memorial Union Great Hall. Kohl is the Department of Kinesiology's 2013-14 Pease Family Scholar. His talk is free and open to the public.
Multicultural mentors go extra mile to help children’s hospital
Multicultural mentors in the College of Human Sciences went above and beyond their assignments this year to raise money for a children's hospital, through the Iowa State University Dance Marathon.
College of Human Sciences athletes excel in the classroom
The College of Human Sciences has one of the largest populations of student athletes on campus with 110 students who compete both athletically and academically on a daily basis.
CHS students prepare for black student government conference
Three College of Human Sciences students are helping to plan and host the 37th Annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government, a leadership conference connecting minority students.
Kinesiology lecturer takes exercise expertise to Kenya
Tyanez Jones, a lecturer in Kinesiology, took her exercise expertise to Kenya as part of a medical mission raising health awareness. Jones worked as an exercise physiologist during the trip.
Kinesiology student heads around the world to teach
Sasha Francic, a 2012 kinesiology graduate, went abroad for both his student teaching experience and his first job as a physical education teacher.
College of Human Sciences professors collaborate in preschool fitness study
Iowa State University professors are developing the Preschool Move For Thought kit to integrate more physical activity in the classroom.

 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.

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.org website to learn more about our local programming.

Exercyse is Medicine