Study Kinesiology BS at Azusa Pacific University
You’ll build hands-on experience in APU’s state-of-the-art biomechanics laboratory and boost your résumé with a semester-long internship, gaining an edge to your job search in a rapidly expanding field. Choose from two concentrations (health professions and applied exercise science) and graduate ready for a variety of careers. You’ll be equipped to help others thrive by improving health and fitness across the lifespan, whether you pursue your calling in physical therapy, athletic training, or another avenue.
Program at a Glance
The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.
Early Action (Freshmen Only)
- November 15
- March 1 priority application deadline
- June 1 final deadline
- August 1 final transfer deadline
- Azusa (Main Campus)
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Discover how exercise, movement, and sport help others thrive.
- Use advanced motion-capture technology in APU’s biomechanics laboratory.
- Intern at a practicum site under the guidance of an exercise science professional.
- Approach physiology grounded in a Christian worldview.
- Learn to care for the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.
By the Numbers
Clifford Young III: Resting in God’s Grace
Kinesiology major Clifford Young III ’23 has grown immensely through his faith-based community at APU as he prepares for his calling to help others.
The BS in Kinesiology program provides strong foundational knowledge and skills related to the science and practical applications of human movement. The program provides excellent preparation for a variety of careers related to exercise, sports, rehabilitation, and health care. In order to help students achieve their academic and professional goals, the program offers two concentrations: Health Professions and Applied Exercise Science.
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Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.
APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.
Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.
Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.
Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.
Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.
On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.
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A variety of kinesiology careers exist in a range of areas. Check out a sampling of opportunities available to kinesiology majors within the health professions and applied exercise science.
- Athletic Training
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapist
- Recreational Therapists
Applied Exercise Science
- Fitness and Wellness Director
- Exercise Specialist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Physical Education Teacher (elementary, secondary, high school)
- Athletic Coach
- Sports and Recreation Manager
Students may also pursue graduate degrees in the following areas:
- Physical Therapy
- Exercise Physiology
- Allied Health
- Sports Psychology
For more information about the kinesiology major, use the contact information below.
School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5518
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Student Services Center
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Career Outlook and Outcomes