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Majors & Degrees


The Department of Kinesiology focuses on providing students with high-quality learning, both in the classroom and the lab. We also provide health and fitness courses as part of the University Core Curriculum, promoting healthy lifestyles in the MC community.

What You’ll Do

Enjoy great games at MC’s outstanding athletic facilities. Like A. E. Wood Coliseum, a gold-anodized aluminum dome known around the community for its distinctive appearance. The 48,000-square-foot “Golden Dome” seats 3,500 for basketball games and also includes a fully equipped training room for athletes. Frierson Field hosts great baseball games, with a grandstand that seats up to 1,200 and one of the largest scoreboards in the American Southwest Conference. Robinson-Hale Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in NCAA Division III, seating as many 8,500 people — a roomy spot for Choctaw home football games, which are consistently well-attended. The Williams Strength Center offers more than 5,000 square feet of strength training facilities, with top-notch equipment such as Hammer Strength Equipment, power clean platforms, rubberized dumbbells, squat racks and more, for use by Mississippi College student-athletes.

Where You’ll Go

Kinesiology grads are pursuing rewarding careers in fitness clubs, physical education, sports management, community service and more. You’ll find them making a difference at organizations like Anytime Fitness, Baptist Healthplex, Belhaven College, Clinton Parks & Recreation, Indiana Springs Country Club, International Mission Board, Mississippi Gym of Dreams, Mobile Wizards, St. Dominic’s Hospital and The Courthouse Racquetclubs. They’re also working at schools such as Brandon Middle School and Brookhaven High School, and institutions of higher education like the University of Mississippi, the University of Southern Mississippi and right here at Mississippi College.

General Kinesiology

A comprehensive introduction to the field, offering preparation for a wide range of careers

Pre-Physical Therapy

Fulfills prerequisites for professional training in physical and occupational therapy.

Physical Education

K-12 Fulfills requirements for teacher licensure in physical education.

Exercise Science

Provides theoretical knowledge and clinical experience, preparing students for careers in preventative and rehabilitative healthcare. This track also provides an ideal foundation for graduate programs in Applied Exercise Physiology.

Sports Management

Interdisciplinary curriculum in liberal arts, kinesiology and business, offering a strong foundation for a career in the sports industry.

Sports Ministry

Prepares students for service in Christian athletic organization and church-based sports programs.

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As a Kinesiology major, you’ll take foundational courses in topics such as:

  • First aid and CPR
  • History of sports
  • Principles of nutrition 
  • Athletic training 
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Psychology of sports 
  • Physiology of exercise

Have fun and stay in shape with intramural sports including basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, kickball, ping pong, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Or try out for our Mississippi College Choctaws, which field successful teams in men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track, and women’s teams in basketball, cross country, equestrian, softball, soccer, tennis, track and volleyball.

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Find the perfect internship

Students have interned with:

  • Mississippi Braves 
  • Baptist HealthplexClinton High School
  • Sumner Hill Junior High School
  • Millsaps College
  • Hinds Community College
  • The YMCA
  • Velocity Sports
  • Mississippi Sports Medicine
  • The office of Jon Lewis (Boxing Commissioner of MS)
  • UMC Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • CMMC Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • and various physical therapy locations

Take the next step

We’d love to connect with you to help you begin your journey to becoming a
Mississippi College graduate. Visit campus, request info, or apply today.