Kinesiology, BS
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College of Health Solutions

Athletes, Biomechanics, Chiropractic, Druggist, Endocrinologist, Exercise Science, Field and Track, HeaOptNHP, Healing, Health Studies, Healthcare, Occupational Therapist, Orthopedics, Orthopedist, Pediatrician, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physician's assistant, Sports, Strength And Conditioning, Therapist, fitness, health, human, human physiology, occupational therapy, premedlist, sport, therapy

Program Description

Kinesiology is a discipline emphasizing the study of movement as it relates to physical activity, health and disease prevention, and exercise. Using both human and animal models and reflecting research ranging from basic to applied, it draws from an interdisciplinary body of knowledge grounded in the biological, psychological, physical and social sciences

Undergraduate students in the program gain a disciplinary knowledge of the anatomical, biomechanical, developmental, neural, physiological and psychological mechanisms underlying human movement.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Second Language Requirement: No

First Required Math Course: MAT 251 - Calculus for Life Sciences.

Program Math Intensity:program math intensity moderate Moderate

Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements:

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.Freshman |Transfer |International |Readmission

Additional Requirements:

Freshmen admission requirements:

  • completion of 16 Arizona Board of Regent core competency courses and
  • 22 ACT or 1040 SAT or top 25 percent of high school class or 3.0 GPA in Arizona Board of Regents core competency courses
Applicants not meeting the above standards will be considered through a process of Individual Review, a review of all available academic information.

Transfer Agreements

ASU has partnered with the following institutions to provide curriculum pathways for transfer to this ASU degree program.

Eastern Arizona College
Maricopa County Community College District

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Career Opportunities

An undergraduate degree in kinesiology prepares students for graduate study in a variety of clinical and research settings including:

  • chiropractic
  • dentistry
  • kinesiology
  • medical school
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy
  • physician assistant

Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following:

*growth*median salary
Chiropractors 19.5% $66,160
Dentists, General 15.31% $145,240
Exercise Physiologists    $44,770
Family and General Practitioners    $172,020
Naturopathic Physicians  Bright OutlookBright Outlook 13.01% $72,710
Occupational Therapists  Bright Outlook 25.6% $75,400
Optometrists  Bright Outlook 24.41% $97,820
Pharmacists  Bright Outlook 17.01% $116,670
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians  Bright Outlook    #
Physical Therapists  Bright Outlook 30.27% $79,860
Physician Assistants  Bright Outlook 38.99% $90,930
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other    #
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Contact Information

School of Nutrition and Health Promotion | NHI2 400 | 602-496-0888

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