»B.S. in Kinesiology

Kinesiology student on a bikeKinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life throughout the lifespan. The major in Kinesiology is designed to be an interdisciplinary approach while preparing students for professional careers within the exercise/fitness industry or for graduate work in fields related to exercise, allied health professions (e.g., athletic training and physical therapy), and health promotion.  This interdisciplinary approach allows students to obtain a broad-based approach in three core areas of Kinesiology while also the ability to specialize between choices of four emphasis areas.

The major is committed to providing personalized instruction and educational opportunities for our students and to allow students to discover knowledge about exercise and its correlation to disease and human health.  Personalized instruction blending theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience make our graduates attractive candidates for careers or advanced study in preventative and rehabilitative exercise training, sports medicine, nutrition, dance, corporate fitness, and coaching.

  • Program
  • Kinesiology Minor
  • Faculty
  • Contact Us
    • Program course list (.pdf)
    • Students can declare BS-Kinesiology major in the fall of 2013
    • No special admissions requirements or separate application for this major
  • Kinesiology is the "study of human movement" and the minor encompasses an interdisciplinary approach for understanding the human body. In this minor, students obtain a broad understanding of kinesiology through courses in biology, nutrition, psychology, leadership, and athletic training in preparation for future careers in the health, fitness, and coaching professions.
  • Full Time Faculty

    • Jason Bennett, DA, ATC – Program Director, Associate Professor
    • Frank Frisch, PhD, ACSM, NSTA - Program Director, Professor
    • Eric Sternlicht, PhD, Associate Professor
    • Ky Kugler Ed.D., ATC – Senior Associate Dean, Professor
  • Mailing Address:

    Kinesiology Program
    Chapman University, College of Educational Studies
    One University Drive
    Orange, CA  92866

    Program faculty offices are located on the second floor of Reeves Hall.

    Jason Bennett, DA, ATC
    Program Director, Associate Professor
    Phone: 714-997-6567
    jbennett@chapman.edu