Department of Kinesiology

Called to More Than a Career

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and its impact on people’s health and quality of life. In fact, students in kinesiology go on to a diverse range of interesting careers, all centered on caring for others. Within the Kinesiology department, we offer five distinct majors: athletic training, exercise science, health sciences, sport administration and sports medicine.

students using kinesiology equipment
1 Peter 4:10 Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others

Kinesiology at Samford, though, is more than the science of human movement. It is a path to understand and treat people on a human level. We believe in treating the person not the condition; that each of us has the capacity to serve, the ability to use our skills and knowledge to improve the lives of people in need. It’s important that we use the gifts we’ve been given to make a difference in the lives of the people in our care.

photo of student on a kinesiology bike