Welcome

Kinesiology is an integrative discipline that focuses on the various components and processes of human movement related to physical activity and sport. It incorporates scientific, humanistic and professional research methodologies and concerns so as to better understand physical activity and its relationship to human well-being, health and culture. Scientific areas include anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, and epidemiology. Humanistic areas include history, philosophy and sociology.  Kinesiology also includes professional fields such as Clinical Exercise Physiology, Physical Education and Coaching, Athletic Training and Sport Administration.

The Mississippi State University Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Education and features numerous exceptional areas of study for graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate students can choose one of five concentrations: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Neuromechanics, Performance Fitness, Sport Administration and Physical Education and Coaching. Graduate students at the Master's level can choose Sport Administration, Sport Pedagogy, or Exercise Physiology (clinical exercise physiology or strength and conditioning). Ph.D. students can choose Exercise Science or Sport Studies (physical education, sport philosophy, sport communication, sport administration and marketing).

The Department of Kinesiology is in the business of education. But education is not to reform students nor amuse them nor make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their thinking, broaden their horizons, stimulate their intellects, develop skills, arouse their curiosity, and create in them a love for physical activity. If you are interested in this type of education then stop by for a visit and learn more about our department.

Department Spotlight

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Kinesiology Master's Student and MSU Women's Golfer Lauren Miller qualifies for the U.S. Open

(May 6, 2022), Starkville, MS -- Lauren Miller, a golfer on the MSU women's golf team, and a dual enrolled Master's student in Sport Administration an…

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Highlights

(March 25th, 2022) (Photo courtesy of Camille Carskadon, Communication Specialist, College of Education)

The MSU Kinesiology Department's Academic Culture Committee hosted Dr. Walt Thompson for his talk on "Exercise is Medicine"

(April 8, 2022), Starkville, MS -- The Academic Culture Committee in the MSU Department of Kinesiology hosted Dr. Walt Thompson as a part of the Graduate Seminar Series on March 25, 2022.

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