Kinesiology & Health

Undergraduate Programs

College of Education, Health, and Society

Undergraduate Programs


Miami’s KNH Department offers five majors and three minors. Our programs are highly regarded by employers, professional schools, and other academic institutions and our graduates go on to rewarding careers.

Visit the links below for more information and course requirements.


Athletic Training: This major will prepare educated professional athletic trainers through academic and clinical education in which students develop competency and proficiency of entry-level skills for successful completion of the Board of Certification examination and eventual employment placement in the Athletic Training profession.

Attention Athletic Training Majors: Regardless of which Miami Campus you attend, you MUST take KNH 182: Introduction to Athletic Training during your FIRST fall semester AND KNH 183 and KNH 183 Lab: Foundations of Athletic Training during the following spring semester. These are the introductory courses for the major and are only offered on the OXFORD Campus. If you have difficulty registering for these classes, contact Mrs. Pat Troesch at: or 513-529-7526.


Health Promotion: The health promotion curriculum is cross-disciplinary in nature. Students completing this major will be able to facilitate individual health behavior maintenance and/or change, as well as plan, implement, and evaluate programs for diverse groups of people.

*If you are interested in sitting for the CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) Exam through the NCHEC (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing) meet with your Health Promotion academic advisor for the CHES Exam eligibility requirements.


Kinesiology: The Kinesiology major is designed to give breadth and depth of knowledge in the physiological and psychological functioning of human beings under a variety of environmental and activity conditions.


Nutrition: Students majoring in Nutrition study people’s nutritional needs and care.  All students in the major complete the Nutrition Foundation and choose their career path by selecting a concentration, either the Community Nutrition for the non-RD student or the Dietetics Concentration for those students planning on becoming a registered dietitian. To become a registered dietitian, Dietetic graduates must complete a clinical experience and pass a professional examination.


Sport Leadership & Management (SLAM) prepares students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport.  Students select at least ONE concentration area within SLAM.  Students may choose a concentration in SPORT MANAGEMENT, COACHING, SPORT JOURNALISM, or SPORT MEDIA.  Students interested in the Sport Journalism concentration complete two degrees with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (major in Journalism) and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. Students in the Sport Media concentration complete two degrees with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture (major in Media and Culture) and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health.


We also offer minors in Coaching, Nutrition and Sport Management.


View the KNH Overview in EXCEL.



The Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education is a University requirement for graduation.  The course-work emphasizes four basic goals: Thinking Critically, Understanding Contexts, Engaging with Other Learners, and Reflecting and Acting.  See the Miami Bulletin for more details.

To view the KNH Department SUGGESTIONS, depending upon your major, click here.


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