The undergraduate program in Kinesiology has three major options: Exercise and Movement Science, Athletic Training, and Physical Education Teacher Education. Each option has different admission requirements. Please review the admission information found in the UW-Madison Undergraduate catalog using the links below.
The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training is a professional preparation program in an allied health profession. The program provides students with the theoretical and clinical foundation needed to succeed as a certified athletic trainer.
The Exercise and Movement Science Option is a pre-professional program. That is, the student is prepared for subsequent graduate or professional training in several fields such as 1) a Masters degree program in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Motor Behavior, Motor Control/Learning, Motor Development, Exercise Psychology; 2) an entry-level Masters degree program in Physical Therapy; or 3) other health professions including medicine, dentistry, podiatry, physician and chiropractic.
The new Bachelor of Science in Physical Education degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison prepares individuals for careers in a variety of areas. At the heart of the degree is the physical education teacher education program, which has been preparing excellent physical educators since 1911.
If you are a new student, pre-kines major, or non major looking for additional information, please review our degree options above, or contact our advising office. The application process is handled solely by the School of Education. Information on applying to our program and application materials can be found on their Apply to a Program page.