Health & Kinesiology Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate majors in Purdue's Department of Health and Kinesiology (HK) prepare students for fulfilling careers as athletic trainers, health and fitness service providers and managers, rehab and prosthetics/orthotics technicians, and careers in the sports industry. Our challenging curriculum offers hands-on laboratory, 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 or professional school. HK alumni work for a variety of companies and institutions including Bionic Prosthetics and Orthotics, Brooks Life Sciences, Franciscan Health, Frazier Rehab Institute, Methodist Sports Medicine, NFL, American Senior Communities, and Purdue University. Those choosing to further their education have gone on to earn their Master's, MPH, DPT, MOT/OTD, 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.

kinesiology Kinesiology
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.Within the major of Kinesiology, students can choose to pursue an optional Concentration in Clinical Exercise Physiology. This concentration is 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. Many students who choose this concentration also plan to attend graduate school or professional school. 
Athletic Training Athletic 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.
   *no longer admitting new students, see Kinesiology

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