The Study of Kinesiology

Are you interested in promoting health and fitness, sports management, teaching PE, exercise and rehabilitation science or coaching? Kinesiology might be the right discipline for you. Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields. A career in a Kinesiology related profession is fun, interesting and rewarding and provides an excellent academic foundation if you want to pursue a graduate and/or a professional degree in a wide range of allied health fields. At Washburn University, we help prepare you to meet or exceed state and/or national standards, in order to acquire the skills and abilities necessary to successfully deal with the challenges of working in these areas.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is now Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is now B.S. in Exercise & Rehabilitation Science

Kinesiology as an industry is updating its standards of practice. As of the fall of 2017, Washburn University, Kinesiology Department is no longer accepting new students into its bachelor of science in athletic training major. Instead, students will pursue a bachelor of science in exercise and rehabilitation science here and then a master's of athletic training in a program of their choosing. Students interested in this exciting new avenue to athletic training certification should contact John Burns, Kinesiology Department faculty, for more information at

GET IN TOUCH WITH Kinesiology Department

Kinesiology Department
Petro Allied Health Center, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1459
Fax: 785.670.1059
Secretary: Nancy Province

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