UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Undergraduate Programs

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Main Office

School of Education
Unit II Gym
2000 Observatory Dr.
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/262-0259
Fax: 608/262-1656

Email: kines@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Mission Statement

To establish a tradition of excellence in developing independent and critical thinkers through effective instruction and active learning experiences in the theoretical and applied aspects of research in kinesiology. The ultimate goal is to prepare future leaders who meet the needs of society in health, physical activity, exercise and movement.

Degree Options

The Department of Kinesiology offers three Bachelor of Science degree program options:

Students with degrees in Kinesiology often pursue graduate study in Kinesiology, pursue further professional  training in the applied health scieneces, or explore graduate studies in a wide variety of fields in biological science, sociological science, engineering and education.

The Department of Kinesiology also offers courses that focus on activity and welllness as well as programming in Adapted Fitness and Personal Training.


Current Students

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find additional information. These topics are for students who are currently enrolled as Kinesiology Majors.

Exercise and Movement Science students can review how the enrollment process works, and site descriptions on our Practicum Information page.

Prospective Students
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.

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