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What moves you?

Blugolds are a busy bunch and always on the go, so it makes sense that many of them study kinesiology. You’ll learn all about movements of the human body, wellness, nutrition and so much more. Interesting classes, faculty-led research and incredible internships encourage you to think differently, lead by example and help others achieve wellness.

Best Exercise Science Program Badge

Exercise science program ranked 9th in the nation

UW-Eau Claire was proud to be ranked as having the 9th best exercise science bachelor's degree program by Programs are ranked according to price, accreditation, reputation, and salary potential, using data from IPEDS and Niche, U.S. News and World Report, and other higher education rating publications.

UW-Eau Claire was the country’s only top 10 kinesiology program from Wisconsin. 

Spreading the health

The department of kinesiology has several community outreach programs that support wellness across the Chippewa Valley. Unique programs like Cancer Support, Physical activity and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities in the Eau Claire area (PRIDE), Homeschool Physical Education and more provide health and fitness opportunities to people of all ages and abilities. Students who volunteer in these programs gain practical career skills while having fun with community members. Whether you’re a student or community member, view all the programs we offer and see what interests you!

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Kinesiology Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire is to foster purposeful learning in the science, application, and principles of kinesiology to understand the full nature of human movement across the lifespan. We live and promote this mission by developing and preparing transformative learners to lead others in the achievement of a healthy, physically active lifestyle, and an enhanced quality of life.

As part of our commitment to teaching and learning, the department has defined 4 broad goals for each student to work towards in their major experience.

  • Knowledge of the history, evolution, and philosophical foundations of the kinesiology discipline
  • An understanding, respect, and appreciation for the many facets of human movement across the lifespan
  • Utilization of evidenced-based approaches and reflective learning in professional practice
  • Ability to communicate effectively within a discipline-specific context  
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