Kinesiology, (Exercise and Movement Science options) School of Education

Participants in the Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program work out at the Natatorium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pictured are kinesiology student helper Bryan Mulrennan (right) and client Kurt Tollakson (left). (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Advisor: Students interested in Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Science should meet with a School of Education advisor at EAS/OURR, 139 Education Building, (608)-262-1651.

Entry Requirements: This is a competitive admission major. Students may (but are not required to) declare themselves as pre-Kinesiology prior to application. Read more about the application requirements and deadlines.

Field of Study: Academic discipline that involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

Possible Careers: Health professions such as physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, physician’s assistant, athletic trainer, recreational therapist, and cardiac rehabilitation therapist. Research positions in Kinesiology areas such as exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, motor behavior, motor control/learning, motor development, sports psychology, and biomechanics. Positions in health clubs and health centers in industry.

Special Opportunities & Additional Information

  • Undergraduate scholarships and awards available.
  • Curriculum offers flexibility for emphasizing areas of interest related to career goals.
  • Students usually apply for admission to the program by February 1 of their sophomore year. Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA to be eligible. Admission is limited and competitive.
  • Students interested in Kinesiology are encouraged to join the Kinesiology Club, a student organization.

Required Courses for Admission Eligibility

To be eligible for admission, students must have completed a set of specific courses by the end of the fall and spring semesters. See detailed admission information here. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an EAS/OURR advisor in 139 Education. Call (608) 262-1651 to set up an appointment.