48 months
34986 USD/year
35348 USD/year
16108 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Kinesiology program of the University of Minnesota is for students who are interested in the physical, biological, and social sciences related to the study of physical activity and human movement.


Students will gain knowledge and experience related to physical activity and human movement within contexts such as exercise, health and lifestyle, and sport.

The Kinesiology program of the University of Minnesota has a dedicated faculty who are experts in various areas relative to kinesiology, such as:

  • Behavioral aspects of physical activity
  • Biomechanics
  • Neuromotor control
  • Exercise physiology
  • Perceptual-motor control and learning
  • Physical activity and health
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Sport sociology

Why study kinesiology at the University of Minnesota?

The kinesiology program at the University of Minnesota is:

  • Housed in a top research 1 university, ranked within the top 50 schools by the 2020 Best Global Universities rankings.
  • Is ranked within the top 15 Kinesiology programs by the National Academy of Kinesiology.
  • Is home to 14 labs and centers, all conducting unique research, with access to advanced laboratory equipment.
  • Taught by world-renowned faculty and scholars with diverse research interests who are engaged and committed to students' success.
  • Is located in a heath and wellness hub, home to companies like Medtronic and Mayo Clinic, the number one (Minneapolis) and three (Saint Paul) best park systems in the nation, and the second most bike trails of all 50 states.
  • Offers major-specific advisors and career counselors who will support students throughout their program.
  • Has major coursework designed to provide a robust foundation that will prepare students to be successful in future careers and further academic study.
  • Offers supporting coursework that enhances students’ individual programs and taps into individual interests and passions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Motor Development Across the Lifespan
  • Motor Learning and Control
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34986 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35348 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35348 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    16108 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16108 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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