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.
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.
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.
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.
With an intense focus on anatomy and physiology, Drake’s Kinesiology major prepares students for exciting and engaging careers.
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With a Kinesiology degree plus continuing education: