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

Indiana University-Bloomington

Four or more years; Public; $33,522 average out-state tuition; $9,210 average in-state tuition

University of Iowa

Four or more years; Public; $29,130 average out-state tuition; $7,486 average in-state tuition

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Four or more years; Public; $27,560 average out-state tuition; $11,619 average in-state tuition

Texas State University

Four or more years; Public; $19,168 average out-state tuition; $7,548 average in-state tuition

Michigan State University

Four or more years; Public; $40,024 average out-state tuition; $15,375 average in-state tuition

Temple University

Four or more years; Public; $27,528 average out-state tuition; $15,768 average in-state tuition

Texas Tech University

Four or more years; Public; $16,224 average out-state tuition; $6,432 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Exercise Science and Kinesiology Majors

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Dr. John C. Hitt and Martha H. Hitt Scholarship

University of Central Florida

$2,600 July 31, 2022 See Details
 

Dr. John C. Hitt and Martha H. Hitt Scholarship

University of Central Florida

award

$2,600

deadline

July 31, 2022
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SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

SBB Research STEM Scholarship

SBB Research Group

award

$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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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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Dr. Charles Bryner Scholarship

Waynesburg University

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Dr. Charles Bryner Scholarship

Waynesburg University

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Up to $5,000

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Cora and Louis Slock Memorial Education Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - College of Professional Studies

$2,000 Varies See Details
 

Cora and Louis Slock Memorial Education Scholarship

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire - College of Professional Studies

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$2,000

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Ann and Susan Primmer Scholarship

Raritan Valley Community College

$2,000 September 16, 2022 See Details
 

Ann and Susan Primmer Scholarship

Raritan Valley Community College

award

$2,000

deadline

September 16, 2022
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Dr. C.J. (Shorty) and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$1,500 Varies See Details
 

Dr. C.J. (Shorty) and Dr. Mary Buice Alderson Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

award

$1,500

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Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)

Up to $1,750 October 15, 2022 See Details
 

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)

award

Up to $1,750

deadline

October 15, 2022
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Thomas L. Goodale '61 Scholarship

State University of New York, College at Cortland

Up to $1,000 Varies See Details
 

Thomas L. Goodale '61 Scholarship

State University of New York, College at Cortland

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Up to $1,000

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