Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This 120 credit program is designed to be completed in four years.

Who can apply? 

Open to all undergraduate students at the University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about admissions and applying.

What will I learn in a kinesiology degree program?

If you want to better understand the mechanics of the human body and use that knowledge to improve health and wellness in your community, a bachelor's degree in kinesiology is for you.

Learning outcomes

A degree in kinesiology teaches students to understand the human body and the science behind how it moves. Kinesiologists often focus on promoting health and well being through injury prevention and rehabilitation. An understanding of kinesiology can prepare you for work in athletic fields, like training and coaching, education, or the medical field. 

The kinesiology major also teaches you to understand health data and to communicate that data to diverse audiences, such as other medical professionals, clients and the community. You'll take courses in topics including human anatomy and physiology, exercise and training, the psychology of activity, and more. 

In addition, as part of the School of Public Health, the bachelor's degree in kinesiology includes core courses in public health such as epidemiology, biostatistics and community health sciences. As a result, graduates with a degree in kinesiology have a well-rounded understanding of community health and wellness and are equipped to pursue careers in fields from health care to education to business. 

Internship experience

Your degree program culminates in an internship experience during your senior year. You'll find an internship with a local community organization, allowing you to put what you've learned during your degree program into practice. Internships are also a great way to build your professional network and get ready for your career after graduation. 

Learn more about the School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is for anyone who is passionate about pursuing a career in the health industry. Learn more about the faculty who will be teaching your classes, our research and how you can get involved. 

Options in the kinesiology degree program

Careers with a degree in kinesiology

The bachelor of science in kinesiology prepares you for careers in the health and fitness fields as well as graduate education in exercise sciences, pre-professional schools like physical therapy or medical school, and physical education.

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

Life's a journey. Honors makes it meaningful.

At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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