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Do you want to make a difference in the physical health of the community where you live?

Are you looking to get into coaching or fitness instruction? Have you always wanted a career in physical therapy or sports medicine? The Kinesiology program through the College of Education and Human Development’s Department of Kinesiology prepares students for a variety of pathways.

Whatever your goal, the various concentrations of a Kinesiology degree from Augusta University offer an experience like no other — one that can move you right into the locker room or prepare you for graduate programs in the health professions.

Kinesiology is for you if you consider yourself

Adventurous and Active
Helpful and Nurturing



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What You'll Study


In the Kinesiology Program, you’ll be able to tailor your degree with classes specifically designed to fit your chosen concentration.

Track Sheets: Exercise and Sports Science | Health Science | Nutrition | Pre-Physical Therapy

Focal Points


Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Multiple concentrations allow you to tailor your classes around the exact future you want to explore.

Individual attention from faculty makes sure you’re entering the workforce armed with a thorough understanding of the latest information and most up to date training methods.

A research-oriented faculty and access to the latest lab equipment and diagnostic tools ensures you are receiving cutting-edge knowledge and opportunities to participate in exciting kinesiology research.


Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.



Internships provide valuable experience observing and practicing the essential skills of a health and fitness professional in a real world setting.


Lab Space

The Nutrition, Exercise, and Stress Lab provides the latest equipment to evaluate diet and examine the effects of supplements and other aspects of health.


Christenberry Fieldhouse

The home of the Kinesiology department as well as Augusta University Athletics, Christenberry Fieldhouse allows students to meet and study in the dynamic center of the university’s sports science world.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates of the Kinesiology program can pursue a wide range of sports-related careers, including sports medicine, sports management, athletic training and physical education. They can also go on to graduate programs in areas like medicine, nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for athletic trainers are predicted to increase by 23% through 2030.


Student Stories

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Internships and opportunities outside the classroom mean you’ll have the real-world experience to make the most of your career from the moment you start.

The opportunity to choose between several exciting concentrations ensures you’re only taking the classes you need to move you toward the future you want.

As part of the university’s Kinesiology department, you have access to the latest information, equipment and research.

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AU’s 2024 Academic Recognition Day Scholar celebrates success

“I learned about being chosen as the Academic Recognition Day Scholar for Augusta University like a week before I found out that I got into the physician assistant program."

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Tennis standout found her passion, confidence as a Jaguar

After graduation, Maddy Frediani plans to move to New York to coach at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy before returning to AU for graduate school.

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‘Firefighters go from zero to hero’

Augusta University’s Department of Kinesiology is helping prepare local firefighters for the physical demands of their stressful jobs.

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Making lifelong connections with the Jags4Jags Mentoring Program at Augusta University

The Jags4Jags program at Augusta University was created to enhance new student experience by linking first-year students to mentors who are ready to listen, inspire and help navigate any future challenges.

Learning Like No Other

The Augusta University College of Education and Human Development is committed to being a relevant, responsive, and respected institution with a keen focus toward high impact work in the community. Our faculty, students, and alumni are committed to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education.