The mission of the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education is to facilitate Biblically-based learning about human movement and performance so that students are prepared to be competent and caring Christian professionals who work in the fields of teaching, exercise science and allied health care, or who pursue advanced studies in related graduate programs.

What will I study?

The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Education will:

  • Provide quality coursework and research that integrates theory and application with Biblical principles and practice
  • Prepare majoring students for careers in physical education, kinesiology, allied health care or graduate school
  • Permit minor study options for students with related interests in coaching or physical education and human movement
  • Present all undergraduate students with a diverse range of recreational activity classes that encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Promote the value and understanding of physical activity and human performance for lifelong health and wellness to the entire Biola community

Admissions Requirements

You will be required to take a Chemistry and/or Physics Placement exam.

The Science Department suggests an SAT Math score of at least 500 (or the ACT equivalent) to pursue this major.

Interesting classes I might take

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Nutrition for Health and Sport
  • Motor Learning

Why choose Kinesiology at Biola?

Students who choose to be a part of Biola's Kinesiology, Health, and Physical Education program find a rapidly growing and maturing department including:

  • A faculty/student ratio of one teacher to every 20 students
  • Experienced and qualified faculty whose focus is in mentoring students
  • Excellent practical hands-on classes
  • Courses that provide relevant content for graduate school and career preparation

"Truth be told, my vocation is serving others. Going to Biola I have learned that Kinesiology is my avocation. It is a big part of how I answer my calling but not all of it. Being a part of this major, I am able to minister to hearts as I also minister to bodies. Biola has fostered a place of growth in science and faith as I seek to glorify God in everything I do."

- Marilly Kepo'O

What are BU Kinesiology graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Kinesiology major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools: University of Saint Augustine, University of Southern California, Chapman University, California State University Fullerton, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, and have gone on to work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Health Educator
  • Personal Trainer

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    September 13, 2015

    Biola University will be in a city near you holding receptions for applicants of Biola University and their families. This is a free opportunity to hear from an admissions counselor, an alumnus, as well as connect with other local students and families considering Biola University for their future!

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    September 19, 2015

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    October 24, 2015

    Do you want to visit Biola, but live out-of-state or in zip codes 94000-96199? Biola Bound may be the perfect visit opportunity for you! Come for a great weekend, explore what Biola has to offer, and have some fun in Southern California.

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