Kinesiology

Contributing to the body of knowledge about human movement

Physical activity and sport are more than an essential part of a healthy lifestyle—they are a vibrant area of study and research scientifically, economically, culturally, philosophically, and historically.

From our undergraduate programs in exercise science and sport marketing and management to our doctoral degree in human behavior, the Department of Kinesiology is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the country. Our outstanding faculty and students are involved with extensive research focused on fitness intervention and community-based efforts to enhance physical activity.

Our Bloomington campus facilities include the Wynn F. Updyke Center for Physical Activity, which encourages physical activity for people of all ages and abilities, as well as the Center for Underwater Science, a multidisciplinary research center dedicated to the research and interpretation of submerged cultural and biological resources. We have nine laboratories dedicated to specific research in exercise science kinesiology, including clinical neurotrauma, biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and exercise physiology.

The Physical Activity Instruction Program (PAIP) offers a wide variety of lifetime skills, sports, and fitness courses to students in the university community, as well as opportunities and support for our graduate students.