Admissions and Programs

Become an expert in healthy living

UIC’s Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Our students learn with faculty who are leaders in their fields and passionate about their research to improve health and quality of life.

If you’re committed to providing quality care that enables people to live happier lives, you’re in the right place. Apply now!


Tuition is determined by the University of Illinois at Chicago. You can find the most up-to-date information on the Admissions website.

Financial aid

Funding your education can be complex, but we believe money shouldn’t be a barrier to reaching your goals. We’re committed to making college affordable by helping you through the financial aid process.

Loans, grants, scholarships and student jobs can make college more affordable and accessible. Familiarize yourself with the options available to you, and contact us if you need help.


College-specific scholarships and awards

Students in good standing who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply to college-specific scholarship and awards. For a full listing, visit the AHS tuition and aid page.

Program-specific scholarships and awards

Asha Panwalker Scholarship

The Asha Panwalker Scholarship fund is awarded to undergraduate and graduate nutrition students who have financial need.

Helen M. Barton Estate Fund Scholarship
The Helen M. Barton Scholarship Fund is awarded to students majoring in kinesiology.

Kinesiology graduate assistantships
We offer assistantships in teaching, research, or a combination of both. Teaching assistantships are in the lab sections of anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, or the two undergraduate fitness assessment courses. Research assistantships are usually in the lab of your advisor or a faculty member pursuing research related to your own. Assistantships are competitive, so submit your materials early for full consideration.

Kris and Savitri Kamath Scholarship
The Kris and Savitri Kamath Scholarship is awarded for academic excellence to undergraduate and graduate students in nutrition.

Phyllis and Sam Bowen Endowed Scholarship
The Phyllis and Sam Bowen Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate nutrition students who demonstrate financial need.

Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship
Promising kinesiology students of sophomore standing or above who have demonstrated an interest in the research of movement sciences faculty may be nominated to receive a Summer Research Fellowship. Recipients work closely with a principal investigator and graduate students in a movement sciences lab on a project designed by the student and faculty member. Depending on the length and nature of the research experience, the fellowship may include a stipend, tuition waiver, graduation credit, or some combination of the three.


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Understanding the financial process can be overwhelming, but we’re here for you. Reach out when you need help and we’ll make sure you get the answers you need.

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