Kinesiology academics


Michigan Kinesiology offers four undergraduate degree programs and four graduate degree programs.

Undergraduate Programs

All undergraduate students in Kinesiology choose one of four majors: Athletic Training, 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 or Athletic Training occurs when a student is admitted to the second level of these programs.


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 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.