What is Kinesiology?

February 10, 2010

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 Science programs, Kinesiology and Athletic Training.  In these programs, students explore the anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, sociocultural, and developmental aspects of movement and physical activity. These aspects have strong links to health and wellness and relate to human well-being across the lifespan.  Course work intersects with other academic disciplines such as psychology, sociology, nutrition, and physiology.