Kinesiology academics


Michigan Kinesiology offers three undergraduate degree programs and five graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Programs

All undergraduate students in Kinesiology choose one of three majors: Applied Exercise Science (formerly known as Health and Fitness), Movement Science, or Sport Management.

Students may declare a major in Movement Science or Applied Exercise Science as early as Orientation. Declaration in Sport Management occurs when a student is admitted to the second level of these programs.

The undergraduate Athletic Training program admitted its final cohort Fall 2019, with an expected graduation date at the end of Winter term 2023. The Athletic Training Master's program will begin enrolling students in Summer 2021.


Graduate Programs

The Master’s program is intended for students with exemplary academic or professional credentials seeking advanced academic training in Kinesiology. Students may choose to focus on Athletic Training, Movement Science, or Sport Management, depending on their area of interest.

The doctoral program leads to the highest degree awarded by the School of Kinesiology and the university. The program seeks to develop scholarly and research competence, and culminates in an original doctoral dissertation that adds to the body of knowledge in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, or Sport Management. The program is designed for students who intend to make their careers as scholars, teachers, researchers, and professionals. 

The Physical Activity and Nutrition (PAN) Certificate is an option for currently enrolled graduate students.