Exercise Science and Kinesiology

What is kinesiology? It’s also known as human kinetics, and it’s the study of an individual’s movement. A major in kinesiology opens the door to a career in sports medicine or something similar. It also includes things like orthopedics, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and exercise.

Folks with degrees in kinesiology transition to careers in research, the fitness industry and even professional sports. Working as a sports medicine specialist for professional athletes can be a very lucrative and rewarding position.

Some kinesiology graduates immediately enter the field after school and others go on to get their PhD or attend medical school. Kinesiologists target physical injuries. Classes a person will take can include: mathematics, nutrition, biology, geriatric studies, chemistry and even physics. With today’s new virtual technology, kinesiologists are finding it even easier to treat patients in fun, engaging ways. This is an evolving field of study and one that will leap to new bounds within the next decade.

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Matching Exercise Science and Kinesiology Colleges

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Four or more years; Public; $18,534 average out-state tuition; $6,237 average in-state tuition

Texas State University

Four or more years; Public; $20,030 average out-state tuition; $8,606 average in-state tuition

University of Memphis

Four or more years; Public; $12,384 average out-state tuition; $8,352 average in-state tuition

Indiana University-Bloomington

Four or more years; Public; $36,932 average out-state tuition; $9,913 average in-state tuition

Michigan State University

Four or more years; Public; $41,290 average out-state tuition; $15,966 average in-state tuition

University of Iowa

Four or more years; Public; $30,319 average out-state tuition; $8,356 average in-state tuition

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Four or more years; Public; $17,649 average out-state tuition; $7,857 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Exercise Science and Kinesiology Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Up to $30,000

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UNCF Kia America Accelerate the Good Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $15,000 June 03, 2024 See Details
 

UNCF Kia America Accelerate the Good Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

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Up to $15,000

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June 03, 2024
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ConocoPhillips Last Dollar Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $3,187 June 10, 2024 See Details
 

ConocoPhillips Last Dollar Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

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Up to $3,187

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June 10, 2024
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Washington Opportunity Scholarship-PLU

Pacific Lutheran University

Up to $7,500 Varies See Details
 

Washington Opportunity Scholarship-PLU

Pacific Lutheran University

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Up to $7,500

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SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

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$2,500

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Catholic Scholarship - Community Foundation of N. Central WI

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Catholic Scholarship - Community Foundation of N. Central WI

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

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$2,500

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PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship - WCC

Westchester Community College

Up to $2,500 June 01, 2024 See Details
 

PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship - WCC

Westchester Community College

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Up to $2,500

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June 01, 2024
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Roy G. Kearns Memorial Scholarship

Harper College

Up to $2,135 June 03, 2024 See Details
 

Roy G. Kearns Memorial Scholarship

Harper College

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Up to $2,135

deadline

June 03, 2024
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William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

William and Effa McMeans Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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$2,000

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Edward Prichett Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details
 

Edward Prichett Scholarship

University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Up to $2,000

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