Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is a 120-credit undergraduate program in the College of Public Health. Students pursuing a Kinesiology degree are prepared for graduate study and professional careers in kinesiology and other health-related disciplines.

Kinesiology addresses biomechanical, physiological and psychological processes of movement and aims to prevent disease, prolong life and promote human health. A Kinesiology degree can lead students into fields of healthcare such as biomechanics, orthopedics, sport psychology, physical and occupational therapy, and sport and exercise.

You’ll explore the total impact of physical activity and movement on health, society and quality of life in Temple’s diverse learning environment. Your instructors bring the knowledge they gain from cutting-edge research into the classroom, which means you’ll learn about the latest topics and trends in the field.


You can focus on Kinesiology or you can take one of the following concentrations.

Labs & Research Centers

You’ll have the opportunity to work as a volunteer or assist with faculty research conducted in state-of-the-art research laboratories, which include

  • Control of Balance and Locomotion Laboratory, where new techniques and assistive devices are developed for treatment of patient populations with balance disorders including Parkinson’s disease, individuals with the loss of inner ear function, elderly individuals at risk of falling and the athletes with concussion.
  • Athletic Training Division Laboratory, part of the Biokinetics Research Laboratory, where researchers focus on enhancing prevention, care and rehabilitation of injuries in a physically active population.
  • Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory, where researchers look at cardiovascular and skeletal muscle systems using approaches that include research techniques in bioinformatics, cell biology, molecular genetics and physiology.
  • Sport Concussion Laboratory, where collaborative and translational research is conducted that connects basic science and clinical practice.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2017–2018 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,272.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,976.00 per year


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