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Kinesiology (BS)

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Temple’s College of Public Health prepares students to enter a variety of jobs in the fields of physical activity, health promotion and fitness/wellness. You will learn about the field of kinesiology through an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches you best practices for promoting physical activity among diverse client populations, including people of various ages.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity are major public health issues for populations across the world. Graduates of this program will be equipped to address these challenges by helping people experience the benefits of physical activity, and live healthy and fulfilling lives.

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides multiple career options--there is high demand for professionals in fields that integrate physical activity, health, and well-being. This demand is expected to continue in the future, particularly because physical activity is one of the most important strategies in public health to prevent and manage chronic diseases.

What sets Temple's Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology apart?

  • An innovative curriculum: The program includes a set of kinesiology core courses combined with a choice of content courses from across the College of Public Health, providing an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Customize your degree: Students can tailor the program curriculum around their career interests.
  • A renowned department: Temple’s Department of Kinesiology is recognized across the region for top-tier education. Our faculty members are recognized experts in their areas of focus, and use their professional connections throughout the Philadelphia area to help students obtain real-world experience and rewarding careers.  

Students in the program complete 120 credits, including 41 credits of kinesiology core courses, 21 credits of content elective courses (specialized topics in kinesiology and public health), and 18 credits of free electives that give you the flexibility to meet your employment goals and pursue a minor if desired.

Admissions Information

Apply through TUportal. You can also use Temple’s online application, or apply via the Common Application. Fee: $55 (Fee waivers are available for freshmen who qualify.)


  • Fall early action application deadline: November 1  
  • Fall freshman application deadline: March 1
  • Fall transfer student application deadline: June 1
  • Spring application deadline: November 1