Kinesiology and Health Major
Kinesiology and health is the largest major in the College of Human Sciences. Students study the biological and behavioral aspects of human movement through biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior and control. You can choose from five career options:
High School Coursework Requirements
To enroll in the Kinesiology and Health curriculum, you must meet these high school coursework requirements:
Physical Activity and Health Promotion (PDF) (New option beginning Fall 2017)
2011-12 and 2012-13 catalogs
Accelerated Degree Option
An accelerated degree option is available for the kinesiology and health program.
Learning communities connect students with social and learning activities that extend well beyond the classroom. Students in many communities take a few courses together, get to know upperclassmen peer mentors, study together as a group, do service projects, and gather just for fun.
Clubs and Organizations
Connect with people who share similar interests across the ISU campus.
A kinesiology and health degree can lead to these types of careers:
Students and alumni are eligible to contact career services in the College of Human Sciences for assistance in these areas:
All Kinesiology and Health undergraduate students are required to complete an internship, sometimes referred to as a field experience. These experiences may vary in length (typically 10 to 16 weeks) and may also vary in the number of semesters of involvement.
The Kinesiology Department utilizes numerous research and teaching laboratories. We have exercise labs, motor skills labs, bio labs and more. You can check out all the different labs under Research.
Department of Kinesiology | 235 Forker Building | 534 Wallace Road | Ames, Iowa 50011-4008
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