Best Colleges for Kinesiology

Undergraduates who desire to pursue careers such as physical therapist, physical education teacher, personal trainer, athletic coaching, or sports medicine should explore kinesiology and exercise science as a potential major. Once enrolled, you will take coursework on topics like anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biostatistics, and biomechanics. Many of the schools on our list of Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Exercise Science are large state universities located in every region of the United States. No matter where you live a degree program isn’t far away and the job market for those entering the field is favorable with 13% growth expected through 2026. With an aging population and an increasing emphasis on preventative care, this field should continue to grow steadily well into the future.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s kinesiology program. Click here to read our methodology.

Boston University

Colorado State University

Elon University

Indiana University

Michigan State University

Ohio State University

Penn State University

Purdue University

Rice University

Texas A&M University

University of Delaware

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Maryland

University of Miami

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of South Carolina

University of Texas at Austin

University of Utah

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Wake Forest University

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