Some four-year schools for kinesiology in the United States are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin at Madison, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of New England and South Texas College. Some two-year colleges with kinesiology programs include Lansing Community College and Golden West College.
Kinesiology is the study of exercise science and focuses on the physical development and movement of the human body. Students in this program take courses in human physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics and human movement. For example, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst offers undergraduate and graduate programs in this field. Students in the undergraduate program receive a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology.
Courses focus on the biophysical context of human movement, such as anatomy, chemistry and nutrition.