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Kinesiology is the systematic study of human movement that integrates information drawn from a number of domains to form its own unique body of knowledge. Kinesiology provides an informed understanding of the role of physical activity in an individuals physical and mental health. As a life science area, the study of Kinesiology requires both breadth and depth in content, as well as strong grounding in scientific inquiry skills.
Public health physical activity behavior and human exercise physiology laboratories are located in the Department of Kinesiology. The Departments animal research laboratories are housed within the Department of Anatomy and Physiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine facilities. The Lifestyle Improvement through Fitness Enhancement (LIFE) community fitness laboratory provides prevention and rehabilitation exercise services to a variety of groups including corporate employees, youth, and older adults. Graduate students are provided many opportunities to work in both research and physical activity service settings.
The Kinesiology Faculty has emerged as a national leader in the science of health-related physical activity with internationally-recognized faculty. Graduate education, research and service activities are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association as well as private corporations and health foundations. Strong collaboration efforts with other academic units on campus such as the Departments of Anatomy and Physiology, and Human Nutrition provide valuable research and applied professional preparation opportunities for students.
Required course work: * Research Methods in Kinesiology
* Advanced Physiology of Exercise
* Advanced Public Health Physical Activity
* Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences OR
* Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available and are renewable for two years. Assignments include assisting with faculty research, teaching laboratory portions of kinesiology courses, and working in adult, corporate, and disease prevention and rehabilitation exercise programs. Graduate assistantships are also available from the following university units: Lafene Health Center and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.