MajorBachelor of Science
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Unlock the Science of Human Movement.

Butler’s Kinesiology major is designed for students who want to pursue a career in professions including physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, athletic coaching, fitness, and more. The flexible curriculum focuses on understanding the processes that underlie human movement and the application to practitioner-based settings. The program can be tailored to your specific interests through the ability to choose from two concentrations within the major: Pre-Professional and Applied Human Performance.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • KIN 127–Introduction to Physical Activity, Sport, Health, and Wellness Education
  • KIN 240–Foundations of Fitness and Nutrition
  • KIN 253–Motor Skill Learning
  • KIN 324–Exercise Physiology
  • KIN 326–Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Applied Human Performance
  • Pre-Professional

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of human movement, integrating knowledge from exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition and sport psychology content areas to effectively apply them to practitioner-based settings.

Students will develop specialized competence based on their chosen concentration—Pre-Professional or Applied Human Performance—acquiring in-depth knowledge and skills relevant to their career interests.

Students will engage in experiential learning opportunities that provide hands-on, real-life experiences in human-centered contexts, reinforcing theoretical knowledge through practical application.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in professions including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, Athletic Coaching, Fitness and other related fields.

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Tom Parry
Assistant Professor
College of Education
Dr. Tom Parry is the Kinesiology Program Director in the College of Education. His Ph.D. is in Human Performance from Indiana University, and he also holds an M.S. double major in Motor Skill Learning & Ergonomics, and a B.Sc. in Sport Science and…
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