Department of Kinesiology

Improve the lives of others through their health and well-being

As one of Missouri State’s largest and most diverse departments, we offer a variety of nationally accredited, comprehensive academic programs designed to prepare you for a career in kinesiology.

  • Outside on the football field

  • Inside the basketball stadium

  • Fall 2014 Convocation

  • Exercise class

  • Students camping out on the track field

  • Students participating in a walkathon

  • Students in a meeting

  • Student gathering on the court

  • Inside the school

  • Student getting examined

  • Professor on the treadmill

  • Students doing aerobics

  • Students doing aerobics

  • Students playing wheelchair basketball

  • Wheelchair basketball players

  • Students doing an exercise test

  • REC 320 students before entering the cave

  • REC 320 students after a spelunking expedition

  • Graduation reception

  • McDonald Arena competition basketball court

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 requirement 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 


Explore our programs

Several degree choices and a variety of track options will meet your interests and provide you a focused education in kinesiology.

Immersive academics

Get ready to meet your next mentor. You’ll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.

Faculty and staff

Kinesiology faculty have received distinction in teaching, research and service as represented by college awards, university awards and numerous community-recognition awards.


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Helping you succeed

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Student opportunities

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