What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the academic discipline which
involves the study of physical activity and its
impact on health, human performance,
society, and quality of life.
Physical activity includes activities of daily
living, work, sport, dance, and play as well as
exercise for improvement of health and
physical fitness, rehabilitation from injury,
disability, and disease, and conditioning and
training for athletics and other high
The Knowledge Base of Kinesiology
Kinesiology integrates information gained through experiencing
physical activity, through professional application, and through
multi-dimensional scholarly approaches to the study of physical
activity, biological, medical and health-related aspects, psychological,
The study of kinesiology can lead to a variety of careers involving
teaching, research, and delivery of services related to physical
activity, fitness, sports management, physical education, coaching,
health promotion, rehabilitation, athletic training, and
medicine. Positions are found in a variety of settings including
schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies,
clinical environments, government, business and the military.