Be part of the movement to promote health and fitness.
Health and fitness are critical concerns as rates of obesity, diabetes and other preventable medical problems continue to rise. With a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of North Dakota, you’ll be prepared to teach physical education, coach athletics or work in the growing fields of exercise, fitness and sports performance.
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- 4 years
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Why Study Kinesiology at UND?
Exercise and physical activity positively affect human life physiologically, psychologically and socially. In this industry-relevant degree you will develop a holistic understanding of these impacts.
You can align your degree with your career aspirations. This degree offers secondary study streams in teacher education (to teach physical education in grades K–12), kinesiology applications (to work in health and fitness or to pursue advanced degrees), allied health (to pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy, occupational therapy or chiropractic) and related areas.
As a Kinesiology student you can complete a 10-credit internship and gain direct practical experience to study human movement from cell to society.
You can challenge yourself by earning both bachelor's and master's degrees in kinesiology with just one extra year of study.
With the health, fitness and wellness industries continuing to grow, employment prospects are promising.
Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredited teacher education program.
Undergrad students play a key role in research projects from the classroom directly into the lab through UND's Biomechanics and Pedagogical Lab. The BiPed Lab allows students to collect 3D Kinematic data through our Vicon motion analysis system. This system gathers infrared light which is reflected off of the unique suits both Erika and Emily are wearing. Specialized cameras collect the reflected infrared data that is converted into a three dimensional representation of the observed activities.