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    may (for fall intake), october (for spring intake)


    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.

    Research facilities

    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.

    Program strengths

    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

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    * The student must be seeking a B.S. degree from the Department of Kinesiology. * The student must have completed 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S. degree. * The student must have completed the Kinesiology undergraduate core * The students cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    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.

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