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KINESIOLOGY is the scientific study of human movement—anatomy, physiology and mechanics.
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At MNU, you will be prepared to enter careers that promote and restore health through exercise, healthy lifestyle changes, and rehabilitation methods.

Kinesiology is the science of human movement. Students in the kinesiology program at MNU will learn how human movement impacts sports performance, health, society, and quality of life.  Additionally, the kinesiology program focuses on the impact of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle on health optimization, prevention of injury and illness, and the extension of life.

We are different at MNU

The kinesiology program at MNU has been designed to meet the career goals and academic needs of each individual student, while providing robust preparation in the field of kinesiology.  The flexibility within the degree also allows the kinesiology program to respond to rapidly changing industry needs; better positioning our students to meet their goals.

What can you do with a Kinesiology Degree?

Students choose a degree in Kinesiology for a variety of reason.  Regardless of their end goal, all students value the positive relationship between preventative health behaviors and higher quality longer life.  Students who graduate with a kinesiology degree from MNU are prepared to begin their career in many areas or enter into a professional graduate program.

Potential Careers
  • Health Promotion
  • Personal Training
  • Health Facility Owner
  • Health & Safety (Management/Research/Administration)
  • Disability Management/Case Coordination
  • Health Education
  • Coaching
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Athletic Training
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Physician Assistant

Kinesiology majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

Advance Degree Opportunity

The MNU & Southwest Baptist University Cooperative Program gives eligible MNU students preference points for admission into their Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program (DPT).

The MNU & Cleveland University-Kansas City (CCC) Cooperative Program gives MNU students the opportunity to complete 3 years of coursework at MNU and 3 years of coursework at CCC and earn both an undergraduate degree from MNU and a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from CCC.  Under this program, students matriculate in 6 years versus the normal duration of 7 years.

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Occupational Therapist
Wellness Coach
Physical Therapist
Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

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Athletic training has always been my passion. The opportunities that I have been presented with to be a servant to others, have always provided me with a strong sense of purpose. Now, I am blessed even more with the opportunity to teach about what I love and to pass that information on to future professionals.
Athletic Training Program Director

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
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