Learn how human muscles and other bodily systems work, develop, and interact during physical activity. 


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Degree Types:

  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Minor


  • Conduct research guided by renowned faculty at the Learning and Performance Research Center 
  • Facilities like gyms, pools, tracks, weight rooms, and recreation centers offer research, teaching, and exercise testing opportunities 
  • Work alongside the Sports Medicine staff and care for highly competitive athletes 
  • Option to teach WSU activity courses to gain experience and apply your knowledge


With a Kinesiology degree, you can work in:  

  • Corporate and club fitness instruction 
  • Clinical and industrial health 
  • Wellness and prevention coordination 
  • Personal training 
  • Physical education 
  • Physical therapy
  • Recreation, exercise, and sport programs 

Transfer Students

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You’re considered a transfer student at WSU if you’ve received college credit post-high school.  

Use our Transfer Course Search Tool to determine what courses you need to take at your current institution to transition to WSU smoothly. 

Admission to WSU and admission to your desired major are two separate processes. Contact your academic department for specific requirements and prerequisites unique to your major.   


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Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for scholarships, grants, loans, and other forms of aid. 

Internships, Jobs, and Work-study

Find hundreds of student-friendly jobs, internships, and work-study opportunities with our WSU student job board, Handshake. You can also check with departments for internships specific to a major. 

Get advice and learn more at the Academic Success and Career Center. 

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