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Kinesiology and Health Major (Community and Public Health), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Ames, IA, United States
When you enroll in kinesiology and health at Iowa State you will study the physiological and behavioral aspects of physical activity and human movement through disciplines such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and exercise psychology.
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There are four areas of specialization to choose from: community and public health, exercise science, physical education teacher education (K–12), and pre-health professions. You can also pick up an endorsement to teach health or coach interscholastic athletics.

Your education will include exposure to well-equipped human movement labs as well as state-of-the-art athletic training facilities.

These programs prepare you to work as a community health specialist or wellness coach, exercise leader or personal trainer, a physical education teacher and coach, or an athletic trainer for various sports teams.

The pre-health professions specialization can prepare you for entry into graduate school or professional schools such as physical therapy, medical school, or other health care professions.

In addition to your coursework, you will have the opportunity to complete a semester-long field experience within health or fitness facilities or work as a student athletic trainer with high school, college, and even professional athletes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Iowa State University operates on a rolling admissions basis.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fundamentals of Individual Sports and Fitness
  • Disciplines and Professions in Kinesiology and Health
  • Orientation and Learning Community in Kinesiology and Health
  • Physical Fitness and Conditioning
  • Leadership Techniques for Fitness Programs

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved above-average academic performance in their previous education. We have outlined the minimum academic requirements by country. Please note that these are minimum requirements, not guarantees of admission. We may impose more rigorous requirements to meet the university’s enrollment needs.
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • SAT/ACT Examinations
  • Application Fee
  • Summary of Required Supplemental Materials
  • Academic Records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12431 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11615 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4021 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ames

  • 1158 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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