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 and Health
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Kinesiology News from the College of Human Sciences

The wonder drug for preventing chronic illness the focus of Hilton Chair Lecture
I-Min Lee, a leading researcher on how physical activity can prevent diseases and enhance longevity, will kick off the 2016 Hilton Chair Lecture Series.
Iowa State internships aim to secure employment for youth with disabilities
Four youth with disabilities are this fall gaining hands-on work experience through Project SEARCH internships with the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences.
College of Human Sciences students driven by passion to help others
The College of Human Sciences enrolls 4,915 students this fall, contributing to Iowa State University’s eighth consecutive year of record enrollment with 36,660 students.
Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others
Meet our new dean, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans during the second annual Human Sciences Week, Sept. 26 to 30.
New $2.5 million grant to assist Iowa State researchers in tracking physical activity
A $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant will allow Iowa State researchers to study aerobic exercise, resistance training, and a combination of both.
Discovery could lead to treatment to better regulate insulin
A discovery by a team of researchers holds promise for those who are obese or diabetic and do not benefit from medications to regulate their glucose and insulin levels.
Kinesiology student aims to improve health among people of color
Markus Flynn's Iowa State adventure has shown him that his purpose in life is to improve the health outcomes of people of color, through a career in public health or community outreach.
Verb Summer Scorecard keeps kids active, builds campus and community partnerships
Verb Summer Scorecard, a free community-based physical activity program led by Iowa State kinesiology students, is making it easier to keep children active.
4-H alums credit youth program with launching human sciences careers
For a number of 4-H alumni, a commitment to community service and a desire to use skills developed in 4-H led them to pursue human sciences careers.
Cyclone Aides welcome incoming students and their families
Seven College of Human Sciences students are serving as Cyclone Aides and coordinators during orientation, welcoming incoming students and their families to campus.
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.