Department of Kinesiology

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The Department of Kinesiology is one of Missouri State's largest and most diverse departments, offering a variety of nationally accredited comprehensive academic programs designed to prepare professionals for careers in teaching, coaching, exercise and movement science, recreation, respiratory therapy and radiography.


Current Missouri State University students taking a health and wellness course at another institution during the spring or summer 2014 semesters may still receive credit for KIN 100: Fitness for Living if their transcripts are submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students taking a health and wellness course after the start of fall 2014 will receive elective credit in transfer. Questions and concerns may be directed to Dixie Williams at

Technology Requirements:

The Department of Kinesiology recognizes the need to stay abreast of the latest developments and utilization of technology in our program areas. Therefore, students will utilize technology in their coursework that will prepare them for future careers as well as graduate school. Non-majors are NOT expected to purchase an iPad, but are required to have access to one for the duration of the course.

The following is the minimum technology requirements for students in the degree programs of Physical Education, Exercise and Movement Science, Recreation, Sport, and Park Administration, and Health Promotion and Wellness Management. As technology continues to advance, we will update our requirements, so please check back periodically.

Minimum requirements:

  • Generation 2 or above iPad with at least 16G memory
  • No data plan is necessary as MSU is a wifi campus


Student Organizations:

The Exercise Science Association will be having a meeting on Monday, Oct. 7th at 5:30 PM in McDonald Room 111.  Lots of information about upcoming events will be discussed so if you are an Exercise Science major please plan to attend!

Student Spotlight:

Click on the link to see what students have to say about the department of Kinesiology.

Andrew Lorimer

Justin Wieberg

Kerri Hughes



Dr. Sarah McCallister
Department Head

Phone: 417-836-5370
Fax: 417-836-5371

Office Hours: Monday - Friday  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Building Hours                                                                                                            
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                      
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed