• Pratistha Maharjan won for her performance at the 45th International Bazaar

    Congratulations to Graduate Teaching Assistant Pratistha Maharjan!

    Pratistha was an Entertainment Winner at the 45th International Bazaar

  • Picture of Dr. Tim Piper, Nolan Banks & Mason Read at IL NSCA State Conference

    IL NSCA State Conference

    Dr. Tim Piper, Nolan Banks & Mason Read

  • Picture of three students who presented at the IAHPERD state meeting

Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology at Western Illinois University has been preparing future professionals for over a century at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The curriculum for each of the four majors that we offer balances time spent in the classroom learning concepts, theory and skills with time spent applying this information during hands-on experiences.

At the undergraduate level, we prepare students for careers in nutrition and dietetics , exercise science , physical education, and food service management . Graduates of our program are employed in a wide variety of areas including clinics, hospitals, sport and fitness facilities, schools and universities.

At the graduate level, we offer degrees in kinesiology and sport management.  Each of these majors allow students to focus their program in a specific area that provides them with the knowledge, skills and ability to reach their career goals.  

In addition to these majors, the Department of Kinesiology offers four minors (Coaching, Nutrition, Scuba, and Sports Health & Wellness) as well as offering a variety of General Education fitness and sports courses for all Western Illinois University students. 

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