Kinesiology is a science-based major and there is a lot you can explore about the field before you start taking classes at MSU. We encourage you to review the information on the Kinesiology website regarding major admission and tips for preparing while still in high school.
There is a broad range of careers available to Kinesiology graduates. Students may choose to explore options relating to: Health, wellness and fitness Athletic Training 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… Read More »
Direct transfer admission refers to admission to the Kinesiology major in the College of Education concurrent with admission to Michigan State University. Kinesiology majors must have an overall 2.0 GPA and complete a five-course core with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in each class by the time they reach junior status (56 credits). Transfer students… Read More »
If you cannot be admitted to Kinesiology when you reach 56 credits (junior status) you will need to change your major. The University requires students with 56 or more credits to be admitted to a degree-granting program. It is very important to meet with a Kinesiology advisor to discuss your options if you haven’t met… Read More »
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 »
To explore Kinesiology, visit the Department website at http://www.education.msu.edu/kin/undergraduate/kinesiology/. Students interested in learning more about Kinesiology should meet with an academic advisor. Appointments can be made online at https://msu.campus.eab.com. You will need to select “EDUCATION COLLEGE ADVISING” as your service category at the very start, then work your way through the selection of an advisor and time.
To make appointments with Amy Tratt, Becky Olsen, Jennifer Watson or Justin Wolfe, visit the Kinesiology Student Affairs website. Express Advising times are available on Wednesdays from 8:30-11:30 AM and 1:30-4:30 PM. Advisors are located in 134 Erickson Hall. If you are not a current MSU student and would like to meet with a Kinesiology advisor,… Read More »
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. Kinesiology majors will explore the anatomical, biomechanical, physiological, sociocultural, and… Read More »
Honors College students and Academic Scholars may add an Honors Option to eligible courses at MSU. Students should complete a form with the instructor that specifies the work to be completed. Instructors must be contacted at the beginning of the semester for approval. See the Honors College website for information, procedures and guidelines. You can… Read More »
Job shadowing and networking can help you find the best fit for your interests. Reaching out to professionals in your field of interest can give you an inside look at careers and opportunities. Keep a log or journal of your experiences. Getting involved with research at MSU allows students to cultivate relationships with faculty who… Read More »