Kinesiology and Exercise Science Degree

Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Programs

BVU’s kinesiology and exercise science bachelor’s degree provides students with a comprehensive and proactive academic and clinical education so that they can seek careers in a wide variety of health-related professions. Students enhance their kinesiology and exercise science learning experience by working closely with highly qualified professors and practicing clinicians. They put theory into practice through research, co-curricular involvement, extensive hands-on learning opportunities, travel, and internships.

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Why should I earn a kinesiology and exercise science degree?

Stay Active

Be hands-on and on your feet in this lively career that revolves around movement. 

Room to Grow

If you plan to gain your master’s in kinesiology, sports medicine, or other similar areas, this is a great starting point.

High Demand

As the health, wellness, and sports industries advance and evolve, professional opportunities multiply.

What Can I Do With a Kinesiology and Exercise Science Degree

  • Occupational therapist
  • Sports psychologist
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports medicine

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Why study kinesiology and exercise science at BVU?

Work alongside BVU’s strength and conditioning coach or with an exercise science faculty member.

Expert Faculty
Learn from highly qualified professors and practicing clinicians.

Certification Prep
You’ll be ready to take nationally recognized certification exams to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Certified Personal Trainer.

Top-Notch Equipment

Kinesiology students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the new Human Performance Laboratory, which includes a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake. The department also utilizes the Fritcher Fitness Center, a 6,000-square-foot facility that houses weight and cardio training equipment.

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Dillon is grateful for his time with “The Buc” (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) as one of four training camp athletic training interns. There he performed set-up and break-down duties during practices and for all four preseason games. Among his responsibilities were to help the athletes complete their rehab routines and transport them to and from their doctor appointments and MRIs.

Overall it was a great experience

Kinesiology and Exercise Science Courses

  • Major in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (47-49 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (20 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Kinesiology and Exercise Science Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your special education, teaching English as a second language, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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