Department of Kinesiology


Nutrition & Dietetics has just received an official STEM designation.


First in the United States to obtain accreditation from the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association (IUSCA).


Celebrating 50 years of success stories in the Sport Management Program.


Three-year average pass rate for Nutrition-Dietetics certification. WIU is one of only 12 accredited programs in the US offer the Didactic Program in Dietetics via distance education.


Most recent content exam passing score. The PETE program has been rated as Exemplary and Reinstated with Distinction by the State.

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Undergraduate DegreeS
Bachelor of Science
Degree Benefits
  • Students in Exercise Science receive preparation for either the International Universities Strength and Conditioning Association certification, the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification, or the American College of Sports Medicine certification.
  • Students in Physical Education Teacher Education have a path for completing the Illinois state certification exam in physical education and coaching.
  • Students in Nutrition develop a wide range of skills for various nutrition-based career fields, and a path for becoming a certified nutritionist.
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Graduate DEGREES
Master of Science
Dual-Degree Programs
Degree Benefits
  • Students in Sport Management develop the skills needed for occupations in sports and athletics.
  • Students in Kinesiology can specialize Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise Science, or Sport and Exercise Psychology, to suit personal goals.
  • The two integrated degree options offer career development opportunites in Sport Management with Recreation, Park, Tourism & Hospitality, or Sport Management with Broadcasting & Journalism.
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DEGREE Benefits
  • The minor degree in SCUBA provides a unique academic opportunity to develop SCUBA diving skills and a path for becoming a certified SCUBA instructor.
  • The minor degree in nutrition provides a scientific understand of the role of diet in supporting a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • The minor degree in coaching offers expertise in coaching sports and athletics for students that are interested in coaching at the K-12 levels.