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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.

    • Skidmore College

      Skidmore College Save

      815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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      "With a "beautiful library," "great computer resources," and over sixty degree programs, Skidmore College is a competitive liberal arts college that "has come a long way and continues to improve." Most students at Skidmore live on campus, which is a ... learn more

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

      LeTourneau University Save

      2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75607
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      LeTourneau University is a Christian school located two hours from Dallas that offers programs in the technological studies, as well as the arts and sciences. About 4000 students are enrolled. The surrounding town of Longview is home to the Great ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated
    • University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

      University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Save

      100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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      Located near the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the University of Minnesota is one of the largest schools in the country and its students are quick to praise the level of school pride and student engagement. Though the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • University of Kansas

      University of Kansas Save

      Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
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      The University of Kansas boasts first-rate pre-professional schools in architecture and engineering, and is also strong in pharmacy, nursing, journalism, and education. KU's library draws raves, and the are students rate the computer facilities very highly. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Maryland-College Park

      University of Maryland-College Park Save

      College Park, MD 20742
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      "The very affordable University of Maryland is a major research university that offers a "professional atmosphere" and, for those who qualify, an exemplary Honors program. Maryland's core curriculum requires students to fulfill a wide range of distribution requirements and then, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Campbell University

      Campbell University Save

      450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, NC 27506
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      "Campbell is a Baptist-affiliated university the "peaceful" central North Carolina community of Buies Creek. The focus here is largely pre-professional; notable majors include pharmacy, education, and a unique PGA-approved Golf Management program especially designed for students seeking careers in the ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

      University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Save

      601 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
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      The University of Illinois is a very big state school with a very big Greek system that is a great bargain for in-state students (which is pretty much everybody). A good education is easily within reach here for students who ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • St Olaf College

      St Olaf College Save

      1520 St Olaf Ave, Northfield, MN 55057
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      "St. Olaf College "is a great school for the high achieving high school student who has an appreciation for the arts and music," according to one student here. "The classes are stimulating for the most part and many are challenging." ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Ohio State University-Main Campus

      Ohio State University-Main Campus Save

      190 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210
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      Wearing the school colors, scarlet and gray, is a must at Ohio State University. If you love school spirit, a campus heavily involved with sports, big lectures, and caring professors, Ohio State is the school for you. Located on a ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Carthage College

      Carthage College Save

      2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI 53140
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      "This small liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran church located midway between Milwaukee and Chicago offers a unique "January Term" for internships, study abroad, and creative projects. An "innovative" Heritage Seminars series acquaints students with "the values, traditions, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Cornell College

      Cornell College Save

      600 First St. SW, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
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      "Cornell College is an "outstanding" little liberal arts college in a "picture postcard" Iowa town not far from Cedar Rapids. Cornell's unique and ultra-flexible One-Course-At-A-Time program offers one class for 18 days, then a four-day "block break." There are nine ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison

      University of Wisconsin-Madison Save

      500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, WI 53706
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      Located between lakes good for iceboating in winter and within sight of the state capitol dome, UW-Madison is an historic focal point for Midwestern progressive politics in one of the nation's great university towns. A campus leader of Vietnam-era Students ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant

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