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Kinesiology

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What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. In this major, you’ll learn about exercise stress, movement efficiency, and fitness; coordination, control, and skill in physical activities; and physical growth, development, and body form throughout a lifetime. You’ll also study the instructional process of teaching or coaching and the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of participating in physical activities and sports. Finally, you’ll learn the effects of therapeutic techniques on those recovering from physical injuries. Gaining real-world experience through work and research, you’ll be prepared for careers in human movement-related fields or advanced professional or graduate study.

Career Options

  • Athletic training
  • Coaching
  • Exercise physiology
  • Medical doctor
  • Occupational therapy
  • Personal training
  • Physical education
  • Physical therapy
  • Sports psychology

Post-Graduation Success1

81% employed or continuing education

38% employed after graduation

42% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$36,230 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Athletico Physical Therapy, ATI Physical Therapy, [Individual Employer]

Sample grad school destinations: Midwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

26 - 30 ACT Score

1210 - 1360 SAT Score

3.40 - 3.85 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,008
  • Total: $31,012

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $28,606
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $47,922

International

  • Tuition: $29,480
  • Fees: $3,968
  • Expenses3: $15,348
  • Total: $48,796
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