College of Health
Program Office: 241 Health Physical Education and Recreation North Building
Mailing Address: 250 S. 1850 E., Rm. 241, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0920
We enhance health, quality of life, and human performance through discovery, dissemination, and application of the scientific foundations of physical activity.
Working together, we aspire to be globally recognized for excellence in advancing the knowledge and practice of physical activity and mentoring future leaders in our discipline.
The Kinesiology Program, formerly known as Exercise and Sport Science, has a rich tradition of excellence in teaching and outstanding scholarship. The focus of the undergraduate program is on examining and understanding the phenomena associated with movement, physical activity, exercise, and sport. This field of study is collectively known as Kinesiology and prepares students for careers in an astonishingly diverse range of areas as well as preparing students for entrance into professional and allied health fields and graduate programs in Kinesiology. Some examples of careers include: physical education teaching and coaching in public and private schools, health and fitness specialists, sport psychology consultants, personal trainers, university teachers and researchers, coaching wellness, and many other professions. Graduates of these programs are admitted to medical schools, physical and occupational therapy school, physician assistant programs, and many other allied fields. The undergraduate curriculum contains many signature experiences including practicums and internships, a capstone course, service learning, and diversity courses and opportunities. Undergraduate students are encouraged to become engaged in research and annually the Program has one of the largest percentage of students participating in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). The Program is a strong advocate of the Learning, Engagement, Achievement, and Progress (LEAP) program. The Program promotes active and healthy lifestyles within the university community through the Exercise and Sport Science Fitness (ESSF) program. The program also serves individuals within the community who have disabilities with its UFIT program.
There are three options available to students wishing to graduate with a bachelor of science in the Kinesiology Program: (1) Kinesiology: Exercise Science (2) Kinesiology: Fitness and Wellness Specialist and (3) Kinesiology Teaching. For students interested in the first two options, see the requirements listed below. Students interested in pursuing a career as a public school educator can find the Kinesiology Teaching, formerly known as Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), program requirements below under “Kinesiology Teaching”. All required course work for the KINES and KINES Teaching majors must be completed with a C- or better.
Kinesiology B.S., H.B.S, and Kinesiology Teaching B.S., H.B.S. are listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Please see the Kinesiology M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D. listed in the Program and Course Offerings section.
Areas of Specialization
- Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
- Coaching Wellness
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Special/Adapted Physical Education
- Sport Pedagogy & Pediatric Physical Activity
There are additional admission requirements for these programs. Please see the program pages for more information.
Program and Course Offerings
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