department of kinesiology

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Studying kinesiology means exploring all facets of human movement, and more importantly, how they relate to our health. A degree in kinesiology gives you all kinds of options when it comes to choosing a career, and that’s why it’s one of URI’s most popular majors.

You could work in a clinical environment creating exercise prescriptions for people with such health issues as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, or cancer. You could work in a research setting studying the effects of resistance training on strength and balance in older adults. You could design training programs for professional athletes. Or you could be certified to teach physical education and health in elementary and secondary schools. And that’s just for starters. Truth is, the possibilities are nearly limitless.

why kinesiology at URI?

Get on the right track.
We don’t just offer a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Kinesiology. We also offer four distinct specialization options for undergraduates, and three for graduate students. So you’ll graduate with not only a strong foundation, but also the specific skills and knowledge you’ll need for your chosen career track.

Study with experts.
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll be working alongside faculty who are not only top-notch teachers, but also active scholars. That means you get to learn about, and often participate in, cutting-edge research in areas like chronic disease, strength and conditioning, sociocultural studies, physical education, biomechanics, and much more.

Learn by doing.
Internships and experiential learning are a key component of our curriculum, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get hands-on experience in your field. Whether you work in a clinic, hospital, cardiac rehab center, health and wellness company, or even the Olympic Training Center, these experiences are sure to help you get hired when you graduate.

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