Minor in Kinesiology

Build a foundation of knowledge in human movement and anatomy

UIC’s undergraduate minor in kinesiology is great preparation for a career in the health professions. You’ll learn the foundations of anatomy and physiology, and get comfortable using scientific literature.

Our minor is flexible, so you can focus your electives on what interests you and complements your major. Elective topics include:

  • Fitness assessment and programming
  • Sport and exercise injury management
  • Biomechanics of human movement
  • Movement neuroscience and motor control

Why minor in kinesiology?

Health professionals that are well-versed in physical activity and lifestyle choices are in high demand. A minor in kinesiology gives you a broad understanding of how to help people find better health for a lifetime.

If you’re a nutrition major, this is the perfect fit. A registered dietitian with a minor in kinesiology is perfectly suited for a career in sports dietetics. Take on roles in universities, sports organizations, food corporations, cardiac rehabilitation, and get prepared for certification as a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

Our kinesiology minor is designed for students who are interested in healthcare, but it’s open to students in any major. If you’re studying nursing, public health or biology, you’ll find the skills you learn particularly helpful in your future career.

Learn from the best

  • Amy Jandek headshot

    Amy Jandek

    Teaching courses in musculoskeletal anatomy and sport and exercise injury management

  • Vered Arbel

    Vered Arbel

    Instructor for kinesiology's 1st-year seminar and one of the first faculty members you'll meet

  • Tina Schmidt-McNulty

    Tina Schmidt-McNulty

    Bringing a strong clinical expertise to our exercise science classes



Our undergraduate minor in kinesiology is open to majors from all UIC units and colleges. Before you apply, make sure you:

  • Have a minimum UIC GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have completed BIOS 110 (preference given to students who have completed this course with a ‘C’ or better)
  • Have consulted your home college about the acceptability and applicability of kinesiology course credit toward your degree


Submit your application online via our application form.

The application will open during the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters and are accepted through the 11th week.

What's next?

You’ll receive a decision via email around week 13. We make sure you’re notified on either decision—accepted or denied.

Registration for kinesiology courses is restricted to students with a declared kinesiology major. Non-kinesiology students pursuing the minor will need to wait list any kinesiology courses and will be granted overrides only after all majors have registered.

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