Kinesiology & Health Promotion

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Earn Your Kinesiology & Health Promotion Degree at UW

The B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Promotion (K&HP) at UW introduces students to modern issues in health care such as regulated exercise performance enhancers. Faculty laboratories are the perfect spaces for learning to take place. Our combination of resources supports students as they enter the field of medicine. 

In addition to engaging courses and well-equipped labs, our faculty lend expertise to provide students with a quality, one-of-a-kind experience. 

What Is Kinesiology & Health Promotion?

UW teaches K&HP students everything they need in preparation for many careers in health care and allied health. With research opportunities in various labs, everyone can be hands-on.

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Faculty in the K&HP program are experts in their respective fields and cover many areas of health care. 

To name a couple, Dr. Boyi Dai researches injury biomechanics and served as an associate editor for Sports Biomechanics. Dr. Danielle Bruns conducts cardiovascular research and focuses on therapies for cardiac disease treatment. Since our K&HP faculty are interested in a wide span of research, students have the opportunity to closely explore unique areas in depth. 

Connect with Faculty by checking the Department Directory 

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What Can You Do with a B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Promotion?

Professionals in the medical field are committed to caring for others. Career outlooks are positive with the rapid growth in medicine compared to other occupations. Placement after graduation is achievable for dedicated students.  

Kinesiology & Health Promotion Careers

  • Physical Therapist
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Physican
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Exercise Trainer
  • Athlete


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Where UW Alumni are Making a Difference

  • Auburn
  • Penn State
  • University of Alabama
  • Creighton School of Medicine
  • New Mexico State University
  • Columbia University
  • Baylor School of Physical Therapy
  • Washington University


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Kinesiology & Health Promotion Program Highlights

Students pursue Kinesiology & Health Promotion at UW to take the first step toward a career related to medicine. During their time in the program, students will enjoy great unique opportunities. 
-enhancing work experience and intercollegiate competitions.


Smaller Class Sizes

Instead of sitting with 400 other undergraduates in a lecture hall, UW has classes of around 45 students come together to learn the importance of health care in a space that fosters community and collaboration.

Research Opportunities

K&HP students can get hands-on experience in our faculty laboratories studying exercise physiology, public health, biochemistry, biomechanics, motor learning and cardiovascular physiology. 

Explore K&H Labs

Distinguished Scholarships

There are scholarships available specifically to K&HP students once they’ve enrolled in the program. Other opportunities permit applications from students still attending high school. 

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Networking & Student Groups

Students learn about exercise and are encouraged to get active in Exercise is Medicine. There are multiple groups that K&HP students find community in, some more physically active than others.

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As a student in this department, I was gifted the ample support and opportunities provided by the faculty, staff, and fellow students.”

- Kinesiology & Health Promotion Graduate

Contact Us

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College of Health Sciences

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building 119

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284