Kinesiology BS

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Temple’s College of Public Health prepares students to enter a variety of jobs in the fitness and wellness, health promotion, and physical activity fields. You will learn about kinesiology through an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches you best practices for promoting physical activity among diverse client populations, including people of various ages.

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. Sedentary lifestyles and a lack of physical activity are major public health issues for populations around the world. Graduates of the kinesiology program will be equipped to address public health challenges by helping people experience the benefits of physical activity and exercise, and live healthy and fulfilling lives.

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides multiple career options—there is a high demand for professionals in fields that integrate health, physical activity and well-being. This demand is expected to continue in the future, particularly because physical activity is one of the most important public health strategies for preventing and managing chronic diseases.

Our graduates work in many settings, including private companies, organizations and government public health agencies that promote fitness and wellness, as well as healthcare systems and rehabilitation centers. Potential jobs include:

  • Health and fitness specialist
  • Wellbeing coach
  • Fitness/wellness manager
  • Physical activity director
  • Recreation center manager

What Sets Apart our Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology?

  • An innovative curriculum: The program includes a set of kinesiology core courses combined with a choice of courses from across the College of Public Health, which provides students with an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • A flexible degree: Students can tailor the program curriculum by choosing elective courses that reflect their career interests.
  • A renowned department: Temple’s Department of Kinesiology is recognized across the region for its top-tier education. Our faculty members are experts in their areas of focus, and use their professional connections throughout the Philadelphia area to help students obtain real-world experience and rewarding careers.  

Program Format

Students complete 120 credits in the kinesiology program, including 41 credits of core courses, 21 credits of elective courses (specialized topics in kinesiology and public health), and 18 credits of free electives that give you the flexibility to meet your employment goals and pursue a minor if you choose to.

See a full list of program courses.

Related Graduate Degrees in the College of Public Health

Students can pursue a range of advanced degrees after graduating from the Kinesiology BS program depending on their interests and career goals.

Related Undergraduate Degrees in the College of Public Health

Academic Advising

The College of Public Health offers extensive, personalized advising services to students in each department. Our advising staff will work with you to set goals and help you reach your academic potential.

Meet our academic advisors.

Student Clubs and Organizations

You can engage with peers and find leadership opportunities in student-led clubs and organizations at the College of Public Health. Learn more about student clubs and organizations.

Study Away Opportunities

Become an informed, active global citizen and enrich your education by studying away. Explore Temple’s study abroad opportunities, including information about specific programs and visas, as well as resources on cultural adaptation, diversity matters, and health and safety.

Learn more about studying away.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Science 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 2018–2019 academic year.

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


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


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