Change lives while earning your degree
In the kinesiology department, you will not just study health and wellness. You will incorporate what you learn in class and apply it in a real-life setting. Through service learning, woven into our curriculum, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the Indianapolis community.
You might provide physical activity and education to individuals with disabilities in our Adapted Movement Programs (AMP), coach adult members of the Indianapolis community through Physically Active Residential Communities and Schools (PARCS), or bring physical and health education to kids through our partnerships with local schools. These experiences are what will distinguish your time in the kinesiology department—making a tangible, real impact on the community and preparing you with skills for future employment.
A place of infinite potential
Being at IUPUI, IU’s urban health and life sciences campus means you’ll have expanded opportunities for internships, research, mentors, civic engagement, and building professional networks. The IUPUI campus houses five health science schools, including the second largest medical school in the country. Indianapolis is a hub of hospitals, clinics, and several fitness and health centers.
As you chart your academic course you’ll be exposed to health care professionals, exceptional faculty, innovative researchers, and the wide-ranging possibilities available on-campus and in Indianapolis.
As home to future physical and occupational therapists, health and wellness instructors, physical education teachers, and more, the department of kinesiology, is a great place for you to build your professional networks and boost your career potential.
Benefit from faculty who inspire
As coaches, mentors, committed teachers, and brilliant researchers, our faculty are working to make an impact on the world wherever they go.
Every day faculty are conducting research that has the potential to transform lives, studying everything from the way exercise affects pain tolerance to how physical activities can be adapted for people with disabilities. Or they’re leading students like you in health and wellness outreach programs that help community members live healthier lives or team-building workshops for local businesses and organizations.
We're putting our knowledge and skills to work for Indianapolis every day and preparing future professionals, like you, to succeed and make the world a better place.