Kinesiology – What is it?

Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human movement.

We study how the body moves and functions, and research ways to strengthen the body while protecting it from injury.

You will enjoy our majors if you’re a hands-on learner with an interest in the human body and the world of health, fitness, and athletics.

About Our Programs

Perhaps you’d like to learn how injuries happen and how to help others heal. You might have a passion for working with diverse groups of people, from athletes to performing artists. You may want to help people overcome injuries and return to the activities they enjoy most. In that case, you’d love Athletic Training.

Maybe chemistry and biology appeal to you more, and you’re interested in testing the human body to learn how it works. Maybe you’d like to learn how to help others overcome diabetes and heart disease, or how to coach others to improve their sports performance, strength, and fitness. Your passion might be Exercise Science.

Perhaps you’d like to work in a cutting-edge new field, where things change constantly and new discoveries are made each day. Maybe you’re most excited by physics and math, and interested in learning how the body produces motion. In that case, you’ll love Biomechanics.

Maybe your dream is to start a business or work for an athletic franchise. The behind-the-scenes orchestration of athletic events appeals to you, and you’d love to learn about marketing and advertising. In that case, check out Sport Management.

The opportunities are endless. Our students frequently pursue further education and become physicians, physical therapists, physician’s assistants, chiropractors, occupational therapists, and more.

Tour Our Programs

We’d love for you to visit! We offer tours for individuals and groups, and our group tours include hands-on lab activities. Click here to contact us about scheduling a tour.

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Marshall University School of Kinesiology
Visit us: Gullickson Hall, Room 112
Phone: 304-696-6490
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