• Kinesiology dance students and faculty rehearsing

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology students working with laboratory equipment and clients

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology students and various exercise participants

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology dance students performing

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Adapted Exercise

    Department of Kinesiology

  • CSUN Kinesiology May 2017 Graduation Celebration

    CSUN Kinesiology May 2017 Graduation Celebration

Why Study Kinesiology?

Traditional methods of scientific research, as well the experience of human movement in expressive, aesthetic, and verbal and non-verbal modes, bring the student to a broader understanding of humanity. Styles and meanings of movement vary across cultures and environments - awareness of these differences is critical to the study of Kinesiology.

Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers, such as:

  • teaching physical education, dance and/or coaching in the schools
  • teaching physical education to individuals with disabilities
  • serving as a consultant in the commercial health and fitness industry
  • working in a clinical health setting
  • athletic training (the prevention and care of athletic injuries)
  • personal training (helping others to improve their fitness on a one to one basis)

The careers involve scientific research in:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • Motor behavior
  • Sports psychology

Many Kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in:

  • Advanced exercise science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physicial Therapy

Other careers can be discovered in fields such as:

  • Professional Coaching
  • Sports management and marketing
  • Professional Dance
  • Dance Therapy