Preparing professionals

To enhance health, physical activity, physical performance, and
well-being across the lifespan

Students testing hardware

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. UNC Greensboro’s Department of Kinesiology has one of the most comprehensive programs in the country, including faculty with expertise in multiple sub-disciplines, including sports medicine, athletic training, community youth sport development, exercise physiology, motor behavior, applied neuromechanics, pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, and sport history and philosophy.

Potential Careers

  • Physical therapist
  • Athletic trainer
  • Occupational therapist
  • Medical professions: Nurse, Physician’s assistant, Doctor, Dentist, or Pharmacist
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Biomechanist
  • Fitness leader, Personal trainer
  • Health coach, Strength and conditioning coach
  • Sport coach
  • Mental skills coach
  • Director of community youth sport programs
  • Faculty member, Researcher

Learn about our programs

Students, faculty, and staff attend an open house for the Kinesiology Departments open house, an event aimed at recruiting potential undergraduates to enroll in the department's graduate program.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Students pursuing a B.S. in Kinesiology choose from two concentrations

Students pursuing an M.S. in Kinesiology

Master of Science (M.S.)

Students pursuing an M.S. in Kinesiology choose from seven concentrations

MSAT Pre-season rotation shoot 2018: MSAT students working with Grimsley high school football teams during pre-season workouts/scrimmages. MSAT students will be serving in their pre-season clinical rotations at a high school football jamboree this Friday. I'd like photos of students working along side their preceptors and helping tape up ankles (or other body parts) of athletes

Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T)

MRI in the JSNN building at the Gateway University Research Park

Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students pursuing a Ph.D. in Kinesiology chose from four concentrations

Doctor of Education Online (Ed.D)

Doctor of Education Online (Ed.D.)

Facts and Figures


Top undergraduate kinesiology program in NC according to (2022)


Over 1 million dollars in external funding to support scholarship


98% of undergraduate kinesiology content classes are taught by full-time faculty with practical and scholarly expertise on the topic.