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What is Kinesiology?

The mission of the Kinesiology Department is to prepare students to be leading professionals through education, research and practical experience. Our students make an impact in the fields of physical activity, health, disease prevention and treatment. Read more about kinesiology at Cal Poly. 

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In our department, students and faculty work cohesively together in a supportive academic environment to study everything from the effects of pregnancy on a family to the best method to teach children healthy exercise habits. Read more about research in the Kinesiology Department. 

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Kinesiology Careers

A kinesiology degree offers a wide variety of potential career options, ranging from allied health professions like Nursing or Physical Therapy to jobs in Health Promotion or Nutrition. Read more about kinesiology careers.


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