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Health & Kinesiology Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK) prepare students for fulfilling careers as athletic trainers, public health specialist, and health and fitness service providers and managers. Our challenging curriculum offers hands-on clinical and internship experiences that prepare students for real-world situations. HK majors prepare students for successful careers and offer advanced preparation for graduate school. HK alumni work for a variety of companies and institutions including Purdue University, WebMD, Club 24 Health and Fitness, Wabash College, More Physical Therapy, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Wabash Valley Hospital, Kosiusko Community Hospital, NFL, and American Senior Communities. Those choosing to further their education have gone on to earn their Master's, MPH, PT, PhD, MD or DDS degree(s) at institutions within Indiana and across the United States.

Please visit the pages listed below to learn more about our undergraduate majors.

applied exercise and healthApplied Exercise & Health
Designed for students interested in gaining hands-on experiences necessary to become leading professionals in the health & fitness industry. Graduates work in private, public, and corporate fitness centers, hospital wellness centers, and secondary and university strength & conditioning facilities.


athletic trainingAthletic Training
Designed for students interested in gaining hands-on skills in preventing, evaluating, treating, and rehabbing athletic injuries. Graduates work in the field of athletic training in high schools, colleges, universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, industrial settings and other healthcare environments.


movement and sport sciencesMovement and Sport Sciences
Designed for students interested in the study and research of human movement and sport. Most students in this major plan to attend graduate school in an area of kinesiology or a professional school studying physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health professions.

public healthPublic Health
Designed for students interested in designing and implementing effective public health policies and programs. Graduates work for health departments, non-profit organizations (American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, etc.), corporate wellness programs, and clinical/hospital settings.