Kinesiology Edition

What are the Honors options and guidelines for Kinesiology students?

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 »

How can I gain experience as a Kinesiology major?

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 »

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 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 »

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.  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 »

How do I add a minor in Health Promotion or Coaching?

Information, including the process for adding a Minor through the Kinesiology Department, is posted on the College website. Health Promotion: Coaching: Drop the form off at 134 Erickson OR email it back to the advisor indicated on the website – whatever is easiest for you. There is no need to make an appointment.… 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 major?

To explore Kinesiology, visit the Department website at 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

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 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 »