Tomorrow needs healthy communities. Be prepared to help build them with a degree from the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) at Michigan Tech.
Examine fitness, health, and human physiology through a STEM lens. Conduct cutting-edge research. Learn real-world techniques through clinical and industry internships. And, learn in a close-knit environment committed to student success. Our body-centered curriculum combines rigorous learning with high-impact clinical and applied experiences to help prepare you for advanced health-professional education and careers in human health. In our department, you’ll gain support through one-on-one advising, internship coordination, and close faculty connections as you work toward your individual goals—and toward what tomorrow needs.
Help people to restore their physiological health or empower them to maintain their overall wellness. A Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Michigan Tech will provide you with a strong scientific basis and an eye toward disease and injury prevention.
Our rigorous, scientifically grounded program will prepare you for any health or allied health career pathway. This diverse field offers career opportunities spanning physical therapy, traditional and alternative medicine, sports psychology, personal training, cardiac rehab, coaching, and more.
If you have a passion for sports or fitness—or both—a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness Management will help you create a winning career. As a major, you will gain a strong grounding in both the business of sports/fitness and the science of human movement, physiology, and more.
Graduates are prepared to enter the health/fitness or sports industry. Employment opportunities include personal trainer, fitness center director, strength and conditioning coach, sports and fitness administrator, sports marketing and communications specialist, coach, and more.
Highly motivated students can earn a master’s degree in kinesiology in as little as one additional year of study beyond a bachelor’s. Accelerated master’s students graduate prepared for various careers in kinesiology that require advanced training, such as in industry, teaching, independent research, or continued graduate work.
9teaching and research labs for hands-on learning
9professional certifications and endorsements offered