Online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Extend Your Career Possibilities

Empowering Students to Transform Our World.

East Central University’s online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program offers you the opportunity to earn a unique degree that instills the knowledge and skills to reach your potential. With our interdisciplinary program, you can prepare to achieve your career goals in the health, well-being, special population and fitness fields. Additionally, you can develop competencies for owning a training business and conducting research in this field.

Online Courses

Finish in 2 to 4 Years

94 Transfer Credits Accepted

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Kinesiology Courses Strengthened by Hands-on Experiences

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. ECU Online’s program delves into this subject through online coursework that offers a flexible schedule as you learn. You will also complete an 80-hour practicum to gain real-world experience in the field. The online courses include:

Intro to Kinesiology

Get acquainted with the origin, scope and development of Kinesiology while learning about career possibilities.

Physiology of Exercise

Study the bioenergetics of muscular work, neuromuscular structure function and related physiologic topics.

Sports Nutrition

Examine nutrition as it relates to athletic performance, disease prevention and other sports nutrition areas.

Continue Your Education in a Flexible Format

ECU’s online programs offer the ultimate flexibility. You will take classes in a format that allows you to advance your education and continue meeting your work and life commitments. In addition to convenience, you will benefit from rigorous academics and rewarding options for engaging classmates.

Move Your Career in an Exciting Direction

Studying Kinesiology enables you to pursue exciting, rewarding careers focusing on helping others feel their best. After graduation, you can consider a wide range of fields, including fitness, hospital wellness, sports medicine and physical therapy.

Careers Related to Kinesiology

  1. Fitness and Wellness Director: $55,526 per year1
  2. Recreation Director: $48,764 per year2
  3. Athletic Trainer: $48,420 per year3
  4. Personal Trainer: $40,700 per year4

In 1909, East Central University was established in eastern Oklahoma to provide teacher certification training. Since then, ECU has grown considerably and now offers many undergraduate and graduate degrees. As the alma mater of business leaders, elected officials, artists, scientists and astronauts, ECU continues to provide innovative learning experiences on campus and online.

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  1. Payscale. “Average Director, Fitness & Wellness Salary.” Retrieved October 20, 2022, from
  2. Payscale. “Average Recreation Director Salary.” Retrieved October 20, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Athletic Trainers.” Retrieved October 20, 2022, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Fitness Trainers and Instructors.” Retrieved October 20, 2022, from