What can I do with a degree in Kinesiology?

There is a broad range of careers available to Kinesiology graduates.  Students may choose to explore options relating to: Health, wellness and fitness Athlete development, strength and conditioning Clinical patient care Research Athletic administration, sport management, marketing and promotion Adaptive Physical Activity Some career pathways will require post-graduate course work and/or certification.  Students are encouraged to… Read More »

Is direct transfer admission an option for the Kinesiology major?

Direct transfer admission refers to admission to the Kinesiology major in the College of Education concurrent with admission to Michigan State University.  Students who have passed the five core prerequisite courses with grades of 2.0 or better and have earned 28 or more credits at the time of transfer will be admitted to the Kinesiology major.… Read More »

What are the Honors options and guidelines for Kinesiology students?

Students who wish to participate in Honors options must complete a form with the instructor that specifies the work that will be completed.  Instructors must be contacted prior to the beginning of the semester for approval. See the Honors College website for descriptions, procedures and guidelines.  http://honorscollege.msu.edu/. KIN courses approved for Honors Options are listed… Read More »

What are the admission requirements for Kinesiology?

There is no formal application process for admission to the Kinesiology major.  However, students must successfully complete a set of required core math and science courses before reaching junior status.  Students must earn a grade of at least 2.0 in the following: CEM 141 – General Chemistry KIN 216 – Applied Human Anatomy (or ANTR350)… Read More »

How do I find out more about the Kinesiology and Athletic Training majors?

To explore Kinesiology and Athletic Training, visit the Department website at http://www.educ.msu.edu/kin/ and select your major when you click on the “Programs” tab. Contact a department advisor for information on our majors, minors and degree requirements.  Contact information is posted on the website at http://education.msu.edu/kin/undergrad/Advising/default.asp.

How do I make an appointment to see a Kinesiology (KIN) Advisor?

To make appointments with Amy Tratt, Becky Olsen, Jennifer Watson or Mike Haslett, visit http://www.educ.msu.edu/kin/undergrad/Advising/default.asp. KIN advisors expect students to make an advising appointment before or soon after declaring the Kinesiology major.  A major change is a big decision and not one to be taken without discussion and advising assistance. If KIN advisor schedules are… Read More »

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology, derived from the Greek words kinesis (movement) and kinein (to move), is the science of human movement. Kinesiology as a discipline focuses on physical activity and applies scientifically based principles to the analysis, preservation and enhancement of human movement in all settings and populations. The Kinesiology Department is home to two outstanding Bachelor of… Read More »

Is direct transfer admission an option for the Athletic Training major?

No.  Transfer students interested in majoring in Athletic Training should declare Kinesiology as their major when they apply for admission to MSU.  In addition to passing the five core prerequisite courses required for admission to Kinesiology (with grades of 2.0 or better), students must complete the preparatory courses required for admission to the Athletic Training… Read More »