In a kinesiology lab a student rides a bike while two others take notes.

Kinesiology, BS

Come study the biology and behavior of human movement. Work closely with faculty on research in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, motor development, and sport and exercise psychology. Apply what you learn to projects that serve the community.

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to advance the knowledge and application of physical activity and to promote the health and well-being of all people.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Kinesiology?

Fitness-Related Professions

Pursue careers in personal training, athletic training, exercise physiology, and more.

Graduate School in Kinesiology

Join in faculty research projects as a volunteer or research assistant, and collaborate with kinesiology students at other major universities.

Pre-Med & Pre-Health Professions Advising

When majoring in kinesiology, you’re able to concurrently enroll in USF’s Pre-Health program. You’ll receive strategic letters of recommendation, coursework guidance and hands-on experience, and access to expert career advice. Graduates pursue a variety of careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medicine.

Nursing Student on Campus

USF Launches Motion Analysis Lab

In the new lab, kinesiology students help athletes improve performance.

USF student and professor in Motion Analysis Lab

Kinesiology, BS

2130 Fulton St.
Harney Science Center 116
San Francisco, CA 94117

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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