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  • 80 hours of hands-on training
  • Generous credit transfer to finish faster

Program Details

Next Start Date
August 19th
Est. Program Length
2-4 years
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
Credit Hours
Credits Accepted

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $638.80 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees.

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Get Moving on Your Kinesiology Career

At East Central University Online, the online Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program is designed to prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career that helps others feel their best. Featuring a comprehensive curriculum applicable to all students with an interest in human movement, our online kinesiology degree gives you the skills you need to increase your earning potential and build your career.

Topics of Study

The online kinesiology degree program is designed to give you a solid professional foundation in the field. You’ll study key topics like: 

  • Sports nutrition
  • First aid
  • Anatomy
  • Coaching theory
  • Sports administration
  • Athletic injuries and prevention
  • Motor learning
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Psychology of sports
  • Health promotion
  • Adapted physical education

Because our bachelor’s in kinesiology program is offered fully online, you’ll have the opportunity to earn your degree without sacrificing work or life commitments. Study when and where it’s right for you. In addition, our generous credit transfer policy means you’ll be able to finish your degree faster. Our partnerships with local community colleges allow you to take advantage of previously earned credits and save money while earning the degree you need to get ahead. 

Courses & Requirements

Our online kinesiology degree requires a total of 124 credit hours. Students must take 44 credit hours in general education, 57 major credit hours and 23 elective credit hours.

ECU requires all students to take general education courses. For this program, 2 credit hours (KIN 2122) are counted in the major. 

42 additional credit hours are needed.

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KIN 2223
KIN 2273
KIN 2413
KIN 2433
KIN 2713
KIN 3233
KIN 3303
KIN 3353
KIN 3563
KIN 3613
KIN 3723
KIN 3733
KIN 3883
KIN 4153
KIN 4223
KIN 4283
KIN 4593
KIN 4623

Students must take 40 upper-level credit hours. There are 36 upper-level credit hours built into the kinesiology degree, therefore students must take 4 upper-level elective credit hours to meet the requirement. It is recommended that students take courses and/or complete a minor from courses within biology, business, chemistry, education, psychology, physics or sociology.

Admission Requirements

To be accepted into the ECU Online B.S. in Kinesiology program you must meet the following criteria:

  • All transfer students must have completed at least 24 college credits with a retention grade-point average of 2.0 or higher to meet the transfer admissions criteria. Transfer students with fewer than 24 college credit hours will be required to submit their high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores for consideration.

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit the following materials: 

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript or college transcript from an accredited institution
  • ACT/SAT scores

Have a question about this program or the admission process? Get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Curriculum ComponentRequirementsCostTotal
Tuition124 credit hours$321.80*$39,903.20
Total with transfer credits (up to 94)**$9,654.00

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $638.80 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees.
**Note: Transfer students must have completed at least 24 credit hours.
Fees and tuition subject to change.

Financial Aid

At ECU Online, we strive to ensure your education is as affordable as possible. Learn more about your options for financing your education by visiting our Financial Aid page.

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Military Benefits

East Central University is a proud military-friendly school. Discover how your status as a U.S. military veteran or active-duty service member can help you earn your degree by visiting our Military & Veterans page.

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Native American Students

Eligible Native American students can find financial aid programs, heritage scholarships, grants, and academic support services to help ensure their success at ECU.

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Are You the First in Your Family to Go to College?

At ECU, we recognize that “going first” can be difficult. We provide the extra financial support, scholarships, resources, services, and skills you need to succeed.

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Transfer Students

If you’ve taken college-level courses elsewhere, you could save time and money earning your degree by transferring credits to ECU and may qualify for scholarships.

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Career Outlook

Kinesiology is a wide-ranging field that can lead you to numerous exciting professions in athletics, healthcare, recreation and more. Below are just a few of the many options available to you after completing the bachelor’s in kinesiology online degree program.

Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainers are medical professionals who specifically work with athletes. They may be employed by universities or professional sports teams and may be charged with preventing and treating injuries, helping with rehabilitation activities, providing medical advice for lifestyle changes and other related responsibilities.

Average annual salary: $41,247

Personal Trainer

Personal trainers work 1-on-1 with clients to help them increase their physical abilities and improve their level of fitness. They are charged with designing training programs, evaluating progress, ensuring client safety and related duties.

Average annual salary: $37,604

Fitness and Wellness Director

Fitness and wellness directors are responsible for overseeing fitness programming for their organizations. They may be responsible for managing daily operations in fitness centers, hiring staff, designing fitness programs for clients and related duties.

Average annual salary: $51,252

Recreation Director

Recreation directors are responsible for managing all aspects of a recreational facility. They may be required to hire and supervise staff, develop and implement programming, supervise events and other related tasks.

Average annual salary: $49,668

All information cited from PayScale.

Program FAQ’s

Kinesiology graduates may work in a variety of areas, including exercise science, sports management, sports and exercise psychology, occupational therapy, athletic training, medicine and more. Employers may include health clubs, hospital-based wellness programs, sports medicine clinics or recreational facilities. They may also work with special populations, such as those with disabilities or senior citizens. Learn more about specialized careers in kinesiology.

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity, as well as its impact on private and public health. The field combines a variety of study areas, including human biochemistry, neuroscience, biomechanics, physiology, psychology and sociology. The aim of the field is to promote wellness and encourage health. Learn more about the basics of kinesiology.

Kinesiology focuses on the mechanics of movement. This includes how the body functions, performs and how its movement impacts the overall health of individuals. Exercise science can be considered a sub-field of kinesiology. In particular, it focuses on how the body responds to physical activity and how it changes as a result of exercise. Learn more about the differences between kinesiology and exercise science.

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