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    If you’ve always enjoyed working out, and don’t understand why others whine about exercise, you may do well as a kinesiology and exercise science major. An exercise physiologist creates fitness programs for people with chronic illnesses. Their efforts help improve cardiovascular function, body composition, and flexibility.

    Most people with a kinesiology degree find work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, university labs, health and fitness centers, training facilities and rehabilitation centers. Some follow a career path in dance, physical education and community health. But all are usually certified as personal trainers by a nationally accredited organization, such as American College of Sports Medicine or American Council on Exercise.

    As an undergrad, you’ll study the science of human movement, and also learn about rehabilitation and nutrition through courses like biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and motor development. Some students go on to further degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and graduate study in the same field. You’ll be in good company as an exercise science major, Actress Eva Longoria has a BA in Kinesiology.

    • Rice University

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      6100 S Main, Houston, TX 77005
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      Rice's superb academics on an attractive residential campus on the edge of sprawling Houston can make those who still put gasoline in cars feel better about oil company profits, as some of that cash is going into a large endowment. ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Southern California

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      University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089
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      The oldest private research university in California, USC enrolls about 19,000 undergrads and 24,000 grad students in 22 different schools, colleges, and units, ranging from the traditional — accounting, public policy, business — to the brand-new — arts, technology, and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Virginia-Main Campus

      University of Virginia-Main Campus Save

      1827 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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      Founded and originally designed by statesman, scholar and architect Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia has the heritage and pedigree of the nation's finest private institutions, with the funding and admissions realities of a flagship public institution. Given that the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Wake Forest University

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      1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106
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      "Classes at Wake Forest University are "challenging and usually interesting," and a solid, broad-based core curriculum obligates all students to pursue a well-rounded academic program. "Work Forest," as students often call it, has a "very tough grading system" and savage ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Save

      503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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      Long regarded as one of the so-called "Public Ivies," Michigan offers everything from the Residential College, a human-scaled liberal arts experience within the context of a major research university, to the "Big House," a football stadium that holds more than ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • United States Military Academy

      United States Military Academy Save

      646 Swift Rd (ATTN: MASG), West Point, NY 10996
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      Better known as West Point, the United States Military Academy provides one of the premier educations in the arts and sciences available in nation, and students here get to use live ammunition. Training ranges from the liberal arts to engineering ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Tulsa

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      800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104
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      The University of Tulsa is an urban school in a large metropolitan area that is affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Study abroad opportunities are available in over 25 countries and the school offers a variety of majors including engineering, psychology, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • George Washington University

      George Washington University Save

      2121 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
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      GW is to DC what NYU is to NYC and BU is to Boston: a busy urban experience that doesn't just speak, but fairly shouts to the career-oriented pre-professional. Located in the Foggy Bottom section of Washington, close by the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Smith College

      Smith College Save

      Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063
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      Like its Five College neighbor Mt. Holyoke, Smith has stayed true to the purpose of educating women; however, it does so in the different context of the thriving small city of Northampton. Not nearly so attractive a few decades ago, ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • The University of Texas at Austin

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      2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712
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      A Democratic stronghold in the reddest of Red States, UT-Austin combines proud traditions of academic and athletic—especially football—excellence. The Plan II Honors Program is one of the nation's oldest public university offerings for scholars, and "Hook ‘Em, Horns"—for the Texas ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Occidental College

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      1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
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      Occidental College's undergraduate program requires students to complete a demanding liberal arts core curriculum that includes healthy doses of world culture, math, science, humanities, and a foreign language, in addition to passing a comprehensive examination in a chosen field. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Pepperdine University

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      24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263
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      A truly stunning beach-front location in idyllic Malibu and a deep-seated affiliation with the Church of Christ set Pepperdine apart. Pepperdine seeks to pursue "the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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