Top Kinesiology Programs: List of Top Schools
Kinesiology is the study of human movement that applies scientific principles to the examination of physical activity in all places and populations. Graduates from the top undergraduate kinesiology programs can work in health or fitness careers, or dive deeper into exercise science with one of the many kinesiology master's and doctoral programs.
Best Kinesiology Schools
1. University of Connecticut Neag School of Education in Storrs
The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education has listed the University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education as the top kinesiology doctoral school since 2005. Connecticut's undergraduate department of kinesiology provides students with an education in athletic training, exercise science and sport management.
Students enrolled in the Athletic Training Education Program graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and have two and a half years of academic and clinical studies. The exercise science program focuses on preparing students to look at sport and exercise in physiological terms while the Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning, a part of the exercise science program, is meant for students hoping to become strength and conditioning coaches or employees in the fitness sector. Physical therapy graduates tend to find work in places including hospitals, schools, sports medicine centers and homes, but the sport management major, which requires a 6-credit internship, helps students interested in entering the sports industry after college.
- Address: Storrs, CT 06269
- Phone Number: (860) 486-2000
2. University of Maryland - College Park
The University of Maryland - College Park also has a highly ranked graduate doctoral kinesiology program. The undergraduate department offers a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiological Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Both majors provide students with knowledge of the historical, psychological, sociological, physiological, and anatomical aspects of movement, exercise, physical activity, and sport. The kinesiological sciences program concentrates on human movement and examines the cultural, historical, and biophysical facets of people of all ages. Students in the physical education program learn how to move and why movements are efficient. The majority of undergraduates who major in kinesiological sciences are employed in health, sport or fitness professions while physical education majors look to teach in public schools.
- Address: College Park, MD 20742
- Phone Number: (301) 405-1000
List of Top Kinesiology Programs By Student Enrollment
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|Arizona State University||67,082||Tempe, AZ 85287||(480) 965-9011|
|Ohio State University||53,715||190 North Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210||(614) 292-8511|
|University of Florida||51,474||355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611||(352) 392-3261|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||51,140||100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455||(612) 625-5000|
|Michigan State University||46,510||East Lansing, MI 48824||(517) 355-1855|
|Pennsylvania State University - University Park||44,406||201 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802||(814) 865-4700|
|University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign||43,246||601 East John Street, Champaign, IL 61820||(217) 244-7672|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,620||500 Lincoln Drive, Madison, WI 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,028||Ann Arbor, MI 48109||(734) 763-5796|
|Indiana University - Bloomington||40,354||107 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405||(812) 855-8006|
|Florida State University||39,785||211 Westcott Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306||(850) 644-2525|
|University of Maryland - College Park||37,000||College Park, MD 20742||(301) 405-1000|
|University of Southern California||33,747||University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089||(213) 740-7846|
|University of Utah||29,284||201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112||(801) 581-7200|
|George Washington University||25,116||2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052||(202) 994-1000|
|University of Connecticut||25,029||Storrs, CT 06269||(860) 486-2000|
|University of Nebraska - Lincoln||23,573||14th and R Street, Lincoln, NE 68588||(402) 472-7211|
|Gonzaga University||7,633||East 502 Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258||(509) 328-4220|
|Rice University||5,357||6100 South Main, Houston, TX 77005||(713) 348-0000|
|Springfield College||5,107||263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109||(413) 748-3116|
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