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Customize your experience. Pursue and publish research in an area that fascinates you while still an undergraduate.

Set your future in motion

Restoring strength and flexibility to a bed-bound patient. Shaving seconds off a triathlete’ s transitions. Engaging seniors in activities that improve wellbeing and quality of life. There’s a secret behind these successes, and it’s kinesiology—the science of human movement.

When you earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Drake, you’ll be well versed in human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, with the hands-on experience and research background that will get you noticed by employers and graduate schools. 

Run with a powerful pack

You’ll also experience the benefits that all Drake Bulldogs enjoy—small class size; professors at the top of their field who teach, mentor, and collaborate with you on projects and research; and a rigorous (and fascinating!) liberal arts curriculum.

You'll do all of this in state-of-the-art spaces: Kinesiology labs, classrooms, and additional spaces within Drake’s emerging STEM@DRAKE complex, designed to facilitate collaboration and interdisciplinary exploration.

Join a growing discipline

Kinesiologists work with people in a variety of contexts—from helping athletes safely push performance boundaries to guiding people with injuries through rehabilitation to helping the general public improve health or fitness. Their area of expertise is sought after by a variety of employers, with job growth that is outpacing the national average.

Jobs in kinesiology
are projected to grow
by 36% through 2022.

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Practical experience and research

As a Kinesiology student at Drake, you’ll have exceptional opportunities to practice while you learn.

As a Kinesiology major at Drake, you’ll gain professional- and graduate-level experiences before you even receive your diploma.

Employment prospects

With an intense focus on anatomy and physiology, Drake’s Kinesiology major prepares students for exciting and engaging careers.

With a Kinesiology degree:

With a Kinesiology degree plus continuing education:


Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply to Drake

Now - Register for an on-campus visit

October 21 - Campus Preview Half Day

October 22 - Campus Preview Half Day

October 25- Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 6 - Saturday Visit Day

November 12Campus Preview Day

November 13- Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

December 1 - Early Action Priority Deadline


Learn more:

Kinesiology Homepage

Dr. David Senchina
Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: 515-271-2956

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