Explore the science behind the human body and learn how to improve the health and wellness of others. Whether you are interested in strength training, physical therapy, sports medicine or another career in exercise science, the kinesiology and sport management major with a specialization in exercise science is your first step on that path.
Known for Excellence
Contact hour internship embedded into your program
Biomechanics laboratory with state-of-the-art technology
Based on your career path and interests
Departments & Facilities
The Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management offers some of the most popular programs at USD. Home to state-of-the-art technology and nationally-recognized faculty, our division provides students with the networking connections, resources and research opportunities they need to progress in or launch careers in the business and science of movement and sport.
Faculty & Staff
As you look forward to entering the workforce or applying to a graduate or professional program, you need real-world experiences that set you apart.
At USD, you'll experience a wide range of hands-on learning opportunities. You have the chance to conduct research in biomechanics or exercise testing labs, learn coaching resistance training techniques, participate in programs through the Wellness Center, complete an internship and attend conferences.
At USD, you won't just read about kinesiology research – you'll conduct it yourself.
Our exercise science program offers an integrated research component, offering you the opportunity to get hands-on experience posing questions and finding answers. You'll have the chance to conduct research in our exercise testing labs or our $100,000 biomechanics laboratory, which includes state-of-the-art equipment for student research:
BodPod for accurately measuring body composition
Portable New Leaf Metabolic Cart
Woodway Pro High-Speed Treadmill
Computerized Bertec Posturography Plate
Vicon 3D Motion Analysis Camera System with AMTI Force Plates and Delsys Wireless EMGs