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Get moving in the right direction

Kinesiology is the study of human movement, including the anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, and psychological aspects of human performance in sports and fitness.

The kinesiology program at Harper can help you improve your own level of physical fitness, prepare you for employment in the fitness industry, and prepare you to transfer to complete a bachelor's degree in kinesiology or exercise science.

Careers in the field of kinesiology include personal trainer, coach, athletic trainer, physical therapist, occupational therapist and secondary education teacher.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, exercise science or related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our transfer information page or see your advisor.

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Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program.

Explore Kinesiology Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Kinesiology degree/certificate programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Kinesiology Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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