Top Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelors degree Programs - 2023

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

Of the 25,428 Kinesiology and Exercise Science degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, women make up 58% percent and men make up 42% percent of the area of study. Did you know that Texas has more students graduating with a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science than any other state in the US? In fact, Texas granted 4,443 degrees last year! The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science is $39,100.

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25,428
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See where Kinesiology and Exercise Science is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Kinesiology and Exercise Science degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Kinesiology and Exercise Science

The University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Truman State University are three schools popular for Kinesiology and Exercise Science programs. In fact, around 404 the University of Iowa students are pursuing a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Take a look at the college options in the table below.

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Careers for Kinesiology and Exercise Science Majors

The highest paying job for Kinesiology and Exercise Science majors is Exercise Physiologists. But, another thing to think about is how much demand there is for specific careers. A career that is in high need that a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science can prepare you for is Exercise Physiologists.

Top Paying Careers for Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  1. Exercise Physiologists   (Median Wage: $47,940)

Most in Demand Careers for Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  1. Exercise Physiologists
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