Department of Kinesiology

St. Cloud State athletic training student works on a patient

Are you curious about why the human body moves and operates the way it does?

Our programs offer a hands-on approach to discovering and appreciating the diversity of our society, and relating effectively the importance of the physical aspect in relation to overall well-being.

This growing career field includes athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapists, health educators, physical education, recreation management, physician assistants, and much, much more.

Stop on by and see what the Department of Kinesiology has to offer.

Athletic Training degree requirement changes

Changes in the degree requirements by the National Athletic Training Association and the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs require Athletic Training programs change from a Bachelor’s degree to a Masters Level entry degree. St. Cloud State University's undergraduate Athletic Training program will graduate its last Bachelor degree students at the end of Spring semester in the academic year 2021-2022. Incoming first year students for academic year 2019-2020 and later will not have the undergraduate athletic training major available to them. If you have questions, please contact Sean Degerstrom (email: or voice mail: 320-308-4718) or the Kinesiology department at 320-308-4251.

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The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.