Undergraduate Kinesiology

The Kinesiology major at Miami University leads to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health degree. Kinesiology focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of interactions of physiological, anatomical, neuropsychological, and biomechanical factors that affect human health and performance.  Skills learned in the classroom, laboratory and internships include assessing and developing effective strategies for enhancing health, improving performance, preventing diseases related to sedentary behavior, and promoting the recovery of health in rehabilitation settings.  State-of-the-art laboratories complement the classroom and foster critical thinking, reasoning, and other basic principles of liberal education instrumental in careers in and outside of Kinesiology.

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical School
  • Nursing
  • Physician Assistant
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Government and non-Government health organizations
  • Athletic Training
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning

Are you planning for a career in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Allied Health Professions, or Medicine?  If so, visit the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education website for information about careers in the health professions and the pre-medical studies co-major.

Check for the specific requirements of schools you are interested in attending as they may differ from the suggested courses listed on the Mallory-Wilson website.  Also, see medicine/health careers page of this booklet for more information on the typically required additional classes that you need take at Miami during your Undergraduate studies, along with website addresses for further information.

KNH Faculty Club Advisors:

Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare

Pre-Health Advisory Committee:

Drs. Kevin Ballard, (ballarkd@MiamiOH.edu); Emily Davie, (davieee@MiamiOH.edu); and Dean Smith, (smithl2@MiamiOH.edu)

Department of KNH

Chiropractic Advisor:

Dr. Dean Smith


Department of KNH

Physical/Occupational Therapy Advisor:

Dr. William Berg


Department of KNH

Universities.com ranked Miami’s Undergraduate Kinesiology and Graduate Exercise and Health Science programs #1 in the State of Ohio for 2021.

Interested in the Master of Athletic Training?

Contact Dr. Eric Brooks, brooksek@MiamiOH.edu for information.