College of Education



| Bachelor of Science

Known as the scientific study of human movement, Kinesiology combines knowledge from multiple disciplines—such as anatomy, physiology, and psychology—to better understand and analyze movement patterns, muscular function, joint mechanics, and more. 

The flexible curriculum focuses on human movement and development, with the ability to choose from two concentrations within the Kinesiology major: Pre-Professional and Applied Human Performance. 

This major is designed for students who want to pursue a career in athletic coaching, personal training, physical therapy, athletic training, sport psychology, and much more.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • BSHS 495, Hot Topics in Healthcare
  • PE 128, Introduction to Physical Activity, Sport, Health, and Wellness Education
  • PE240, Foundations of Fitness and Nutrition
  • PE 324, Exercise Physiology
  • PE 326, Sport and Performance Psychology
  • SW 251, Determinants of Well-being

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Applied Human Performance
  • Pre-Professional

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Catalysts for a better future

In the College of Education (COE), we believe in student-centered learning by incorporating the different ways that humans think, discover, and express knowledge in our instruction. 

We believe in the power of experience to develop extraordinarily prepared teachers. From the first semester, students are immersed in a variety of settings with students of all ages, seeing firsthand what it’s really like to be an educator. It’s no wonder COE graduates have had a 100% placement rate year after year. 

Lifelong partnerships are essential in order to train and sustain good educators. Our faculty are more coaches than lecturers, personally guiding students through both classroom and clinical experiences to help them discover what they are meant to do, not what they should do. They remain connected long after graduation, serving as lifelong career mentors to COE graduates.