Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
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.
Our graduates are equipped for roles in fitness/wellness, public health, and recreation, among other areas. They work in many settings, including private companies, organizations and government public health agencies that promote fitness and wellness, as well as healthcare systems and rehabilitation centers. Potential jobs include:
- Health and fitness specialist
- Wellbeing coach
- Fitness/wellness manager
- Public health physical activity practitioner
- Recreation center manager
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.
Alumni Success Beyond the Program
Amanda Giorno is an alumna of Temple's BS in Kinesiology who now works as a corporate health and fitness specialist. The program also prepares students for roles in public health and recreation.
Ty Tomlinson graduated from the BS in Kinesiology program and says his job is dynamic, people-focused, and centers around promoting well-being through physical activity.
- Fall early action: Nov. 1
- Fall freshman: March 1
- Fall transfer: June 1
- Spring: Nov. 1