- Offered as:
Kinesiology, is the study of how human muscles and other bodily systems work, develop, and interact. The field includes studies in anatomy, motor learning, motor control, sport and exercise psychology, motor development, health and wellness, and biomechanics.
- Strengths of the program
- Students can enhance their learning through WSU's excellent facilities including gyms, pools, tracks, weight rooms, research labs, and one of the nation's biggest and best student recreation centers.
- Students can teach WSU recreation courses.
- State-of-the-art laboratories offer students opportunities to conduct research with faculty members.
- Practical, hands-on experiences are available throughout the program.
- Scholarships and financial aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, you'll need to do these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For kinesiology students
Students are eligible for scholarships from the College of Education. Visit the college's scholarships page for more information.
- Careers in kinesiology
Career possibilities in kinesiology include work in recreation, exercise, and sport programs for youth, older adults, or other groups. Other settings include corporate health programs, health clubs, clinical and industrial health care programs, and wellness education programs.
With additional study, students with undergraduate degrees in kinesiology can become physical or occupational therapists, doctors, nurses, sport psychologists, researchers, or chiropractors.