Kinesiology Department

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

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

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

College of Human Sciences enrollment tops 5,000
Student enrollment in the College of Human Sciences topped 5,000 this fall for the first time. The college also saw record enrollment this fall with its minority and international students.
New hires bring international acclaim to College of Human Sciences
Nationally and internationally renowned experts are among 41 new employees joining the College of Human Sciences this fall.
Iowa State professor finds leisure running reduces mortality risk
An Iowa State University assistant professor found running 5 to 10 minutes a day can help you live longer.
MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled
The $3.1 million MacKay Hall remodeling project at Iowa State University is scheduled to end Thursday. A ribbon cutting will be held Oct. 9.
Forker Building next to get a facelift
A $668,000 remodeling project in the women's locker room of the Forker Building is set to turn the unused space into new kinesiology research labs.
Iowa State professor aids Army with backpack injury research
An Iowa State professor is working with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine to investigate backpack weight.
Iowa State alumna follows dream to career at Nike
Elizabeth Brock, a 2010 alumna in kinesiology and health, came to Iowa State with the dream of working for Nike and the dream came true this month.
Iowa State researchers test accuracy of fitness bands and find way to correct errors
Researchers at Iowa State work with kinesiology professor Gregory Welk to test the accuracy of a variety of fitness bands.
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.
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 website to learn more about our local programming.