Kinesiology, Health & Sport Studies

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What is Kinesiology?

The American Kinesiology Association defines kinesiology as "the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life."

The Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies (KHS) offers innovative, streamlined Bachelor, Master' and Ph.D. programs, designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of exciting fields, providing student-centered support, preparation in real-world careers.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program will prepare students to be certified athletic trainers. Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals commonly employed by physicians' offices; university, school, and club sports teams; performing arts companies; the military; and sports medicine clinics.

Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral degrees preparing students for careers in clinical, professional, and university faculty positions that design and implement programs and research in physical activity, exercise and sport.

Undergraduate and Master's degrees preparing students for careers in the broad areas of health promotion and education, including Michigan teacher certification or community and public health settings such as hospitals, non-profits, worksites, and health departments.

Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral preparation for students in fields of physical activity, including both: Michigan PreK-12 physical education teacher certification or leadership positions in community-based physical activity organizations, or university faculty positions.

The Bachelor of Science Sport Management Program and online Master of Arts degree in Sport Administration at Wayne State University will prepare students for all facets of the sports industry, including professional, commercial, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational sports in the Metro Detroit area and beyond.

In addition, the HS research faculty lead large-scale, dynamic research programs in areas such as healthy school transformations, adapted physical activityintersections between sleep and exercise, and motor development and behavior. Visit our faculty profiles to learn more about our nationally-recognized research faculty.

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