Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

STEM

Nutrition & Dietetics has just received an official STEM designation.

1st

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

87%

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.

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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 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 Kinesiology can specialize Strength and Conditioning, Sport and Exercise Science, or Sport and Exercise Psychology, to suit personal goals.
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Minor DEGREES
Options
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.