Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health Program Booklet

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Miami’s KNH Department offers three Undergraduate majors: 1) Kinesiology, 2) Nutrition, 3) Public Heath, and a Nutrition minor. It also offers a Graduate program with two tracks: 1) Exercise and Health Science and 2) Public Health Education and Health Promotion and a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship combined masters program. In the graduate program students have the option of choosing a thesis or non-thesis track.  All programs are highly regarded by employers, professional schools, and other academic institutions. KNH graduates go on to rewarding careers.



  • Kinesiology major
  • Nutrition major
  • Public Health major
  • Nutrition minor



  • Exercise and Health Science
  • Public Health Education & Health Promotion
  • Post Baccalaureate Dietetic Intern/Masters Combined Program

Master in Athletic Training (MAT) Coming soon

Mission of the Department

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health advances the science and practice of human movement and health behaviors to enhance quality of life, improve client/patient outcomes, and reduce local and global health disparities.

In addition to required coursework in specific majors, students are encouraged to engage in research, clinical experiences, service projects, internships, and other educational activities to gain critical knowledge and skill proficiencies in the disciplines that comprise kinesiology, nutrition, and health. Learning occurs in the classroom as well as in the laboratories, schools, hospitals, and real world settings. Students can participate in health and fitness programs such as obesity prevention, diabetes intervention, physical rehabilitation, community health education, sustainable farming, community nutrition, contact tracing, and shadow a variety of health professionals in their work settings.

KNH Departmental Advisor (CDA):

Jennifer Krauth (

106A Phillips Hall


Email to schedule an advising appointment

Other Opportunities...

Opportunities exist for students to attend Seminars and Special Lectures within the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health as well as other departments across campus.

The KNH Department supports many opportunities for students to present their research related to their independent studies and internships on campus and at professional meetings. 

Miami offers a variety of ways to complement a major with elective courses, minors, research and service, study away, study abroad, etc. Some ideas for the KNH student includes:

  • Study Away/Abroad – Enroll in any KNH or other Global Initiative program by studying away during winter term, spring break, a full semester, or during the summer.
  • Research and Service – Many KNH students work with faculty in independent studies and/or internships on and off campus.
  • Minors – Miami offers many minors that either compliment the KNH major and/or are of interest to you outside of your major coursework.
  • Electives – choose courses outside of your requirements that you enjoy or that align with your career interests.

Meet with your advisor to discuss these learning opportunities. Also, see the Miami Bulletin or for more information

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health
106 Phillips Hall, Oxford, OH 45056
PH: 513-529-2700