Kinesiology

What moves you?

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

A wide playing field

Choose from a variety of majors and minors such as athletic training, human performance and many more that prepare you for a successful career. Community outreach experiences and certificates further your knowledge and set you apart from others when applying for jobs. The expert faculty who teach these majors, minors and programs give you individualized attention. Come to UW-Eau Claire and exercise your option to get started on a successful kinesiology career.

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 (P.R.I.D.E), 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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Immersion impact

Most college students don't expect to find themselves studying kinesiology at a university near Tokyo, but at the UWEC students take part in high-impact experiences specific to their major in countries around the world.

A life-changing trip
Volunteer work with cancer survivors leads Blugold down new career path

Following a new path

A service project that put her in touch with cancer survivors has helped Blugold Heidi Kafura rethink her future. Heidi credits her service work through UW-Eau Claire's Cancer Recovery and Fitness program with helping her find her passion.

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