Kinesiology is located on the eastern side of U-M's iconic campus—right next to Michigan's top-ranked school of public health, medical school, and health system, as well as Nichols Arboretum and the Huron River. We're within walking distance of U-M's top schools of business, law, public policy, nursing, natural resources, and social work. Being part of one of the world's greatest public universities that attracts talented students and faculty from around globe provides a diverse and lively campus environment. There are more than 1,400 student organizations at U-M and a countless amount of activities and events to get engaged and involved in on campus and in the community.
A mixture of small-town charm and big-city sophistication makes Kinesiology’s hometown of Ann Arbor one of the best places to live in the country. Ann Arbor’s unique mix of small town charm with the vibrancy of a metropolitan city, thriving economy, and lower cost of living compared to cities where other top schools of kinesiology are located creates one the most desirable college towns in the nation. It’s also less than 30 minutes from the Detroit Metro International Airport (DTW).
Our 29 square miles boast more than 158 parks, a clean and reliable public transportation system (U-M students ride free on most routes), vibrant arts and culture, and an eclectic downtown collection of restaurants, galleries, stores, and cafes. Ann Arbor IS the quintessential college town experience with a diverse, intelligent, and conscientious community.
Ann Arbor is also known for hosting famous arts and cultural attractions, which include the nationally-renowned Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Celebrated musicians from all over the world regularly come to town to perform in the city’s and university’s world-class music venues.
You can also catch a football game at the nation's largest stadium, also known as the Big House, or watch any of the other 26 nationally-recognized varsity sports teams, many of which offer free or reduced-price admission for U-M students.