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Department of Kinesiology

Where lives of influence, skill and service take shape.

From the classroom to the community, you can acquire the tools you need to be successful in the fields of fitness, exercise, sport management, or rehabilitation. Nashville affords ample opportunities to launch your career in sports with experiential learning in a school, community, or athletic setting. Pre-health students and those interested in the health and fitness industry will find that choosing to study in the health care capital of the U.S. provides abundant opportunity to work in local clinics, rehabilitation centers, and health and fitness facilities.  Engage in lab research projects in our first-rate facilities with faculty and other students with the opportunity to present your findings. Your many options for practical learning will both prepare you for success and make a difference in the lives of those you serve.



Exercise Science

Earn a degree that will pave your career path as a physical or occupational therapist, physician assistant, chiropractor, nurse or any other professional health field you could imagine. When you graduate, you’ll join the rest of your peers who landed careers in the field or were admitted to the allied health graduate schools of their choice.

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Fitness and Sport Studies

Kick your future into high gear with a degree in fitness and sports studies. This unique program combines the fundamentals of kinesiology with courses in business and psychology to equip you with all the skills you’ll need to thrive in the fields of fitness, wellness and strength and conditioning.

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Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

Our expert faculty will train you to develop programs in both physical activity and health curricula. You will immerse yourself in the classroom and gym at a local K-12 school for in-person experience with students of all ages.

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Sport Management

With its three major league teams and four Division I NCAA schools, Nashville is the perfect city for you to score shadowing experience, internships and jobs. Study in a program that provides you with a comprehensive business education and the added exercise science knowledge to elevate your expertise.

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Exercise and Human Performance (M.S.)

There’s never been a better time for health professionals in today’s world, and we know you want to set yourself apart. Approach health holistically by studying in a program that combines the interrelated fields of exercise science and nutrition.

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