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Kinesiology Major

What Our Students Say

Camren H.

Annie F.

Emmanuel C.

Emmanuel Caster

Kinesiology major

"Coming into Miami I had no idea what kinesiology was. After doing some research on the major, I realized that it was just right for me...

“I love learning about the biomechanics of the human body and this major allows me to learn and experience it through many different--and exciting--classes. After I graduate, I've got my sights set on becoming a physician's assistant."

Annemarie J.

Annemarie J.

Kinesiology major

"I am involved in research with Dr. Alessio. It has been an amazing experience being involved in research since my first year, and being able to follow to project through the planning, testing, analysis, and now presentation/paper writing has been so cool. Being able to present our findings both at Miami and other professional conferences has also been a very valuable opportunity. Kinesiology is definitely an interesting path of study and can be helpful for a variety of different career paths.

I chose Miami because I appreciated the balance between athletics, social life, and academics that Miami offered. I knew that Miami had very successful academics, and also had the resources to provide me opportunities that I would not get elsewhere. I also knew they had a good reputation in my field, so I knew my degree would carry some weight."

Matthew G.

Matthew Gingras

Kinesiology major

“Choosing to be a kinesiology major was the best decision I have made since choosing to come to Miami University. The professors are all extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and best of all approachable...

”They have a great diversity of backgrounds and are always willing to offer you advice about both class and future endeavors. There are also just enough students in the KNH major so over the four years at Miami you become very close to your classmates which makes studying for exams, doing group projects, and filling out graduate school applications much easier."

A few more facts about me:

  • Member of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity
  • Former Vice President of the Interfraternity Council
  • Currently a student manager at the Rec Center
  • Studied abroad twice with Dr. Mark Walsh of the KNH department: once to the Himalayas and Mt. Everest Base Camp, and a second time to Machu Picchu."

Alexandra B.


Health Promotion and Kinesiology Major

"One of the best aspects of my Kinesiology major is how applicable it is to the information I will need to know for medical school. The professors in the Kinesiology department are also amazing. You can see the passion that all of the professors have for what they are teaching and how much they care about their students' well-being as well as what they are learning."

A few more facts about me:

  • Delta Epsilon Mu -pre-health fraternity. It is a great academic as well as social organization that has provided me with great friends and a group of like-minded individuals who were able to help guide me as an undergraduate pre-medical student.
  • Gamma Phi Beta - social sorority. Through Gamma Phi, I have met my lifelong best friends.
  • I have had to opportunity to shadow an OB/GYN a few times as an undergraduate and had an amazing experience during my shadowing time. Shadowing a doctor for me only confirmed my passion to become a doctor, and it served as a motivational factor for me as well.
  • I was also lucky enough to work with Dr. Helaine Alessio, where we studied the effects of short-term electric bike use on continuous blood glucose levels in healthy adults. We spent two summers and almost two school years working on this research project.

Contact Us

Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health
204 Phillips Hall
Oxford, OH 45056