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

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.
Iowa State students shine in internships across the nation
More than 300 College of Human Sciences students are interning with organizations in Iowa and across the globe. Fourteen of the college's 15 majors require an internship to help students gain work experience.
Iowa State engages Iowans with new Human Sciences research
The Engaged Scholarship Funding Program will soon help build literacy and STEM skills in children, and use singing to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.
Student plans dance party for people with Parkinson’s disease
"Dancing with the Students" event gives people with Parkinson's disease a fun way to experience movement intervention while including College of Human Sciences staff members.
College of Human Sciences scholarships support students at unpaid internships
Scholarships through the College of Human Sciences ease the financial burden on students interning with organizations unable to provide compensation.
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.