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“While I was at Mason, I loved being able to work with all kinds of populations, helping people understand how the right kind of movement and exercise and form can have a strengthening and healing effect on their bodies...I feel like the kinesiology degree has prepared me well for my career.”
—Emily Busch, BS Kinesiology ‘19

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kinesiology undergraduate program is to advance the field of kinesiology through research, community outreach, and the preparation of future leaders in kinesiology-related professions. Program faculty use a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to the study of human movement, utilizing classroom, laboratory, and experiential learning environments.

Our curriculum and learning environments prepare students to excel in careers and advanced professional or graduate study by instilling strong scientific knowledge in health, wellness, and performance across the lifespan. Multiple internships provide students with the opportunity to apply their learning in general fitness, clinical, and sports performance settings.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to graduate kinesiologists who are well equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills, and qualifications to become tomorrow’s leaders in addressing major health and wellness challenges facing society.


Our program offers three pathways: a BS without concentration; a BS with a concentration in Allied Health Sciences, to prepare students with the prerequisite knowledge and skills needed to advance to graduate programs in pursuit of becoming an allied health professional; and a BS with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning, to prepare students with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to become Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). Students are encouraged to pursue a concentration.

This program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Example Careers

  • fitness instructor / personal trainer
  • health promotion and wellness coach
  • physical therapy technician
  • cardiac rehabilitation / clinical chronic disease rehabilitation therapist
  • certified exercise physiologist
  • certified strength and conditioning specialist
  • corporate or community wellness fitness specialist

Where This Degree Will Take You

Students who complete our program are prepared to sit for national certification exams such as the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Exercise Physiologist exam and the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.

A bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Mason is also a solid foundation for graduate study in the health care field, paving the way to study medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, and more.

Is This Program Accredited?

Yes, the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES). This accreditation ensures students are taught necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) to prepare them for jobs in the health, fitness, and exercise industry.

Please click the following link for the Kinesiology B.S. Program Outcomes.