Welcome the Department of Kinesiology!

Thanks for taking time to visit our website. We hope the following information will be useful to you as you consider the next step in your education and pursuit of lifelong learning.

Our Foundation

As noted in PLU’s Principles of General Education, the faculty and staff at PLU are committed “to nurturing the development of whole persons-in body, mind, and spirit.”

In support of this commitment, the Department of Kinesiology (KINS) provides a rich variety of educational experiences that help students satisfy both General University Requirements (GURs), as well as pre-professional preparation requirements in several undergraduate majors and minors.

The wide range of physical activity classes offered by KINS enables students to satisfy their four (4) required GUR credits but, more importantly, are intended to help students increase their awareness, knowledge and behavioral skills regarding the role of physical activity as a foundation for lifelong health and fitness. Further, we believe our undergraduate pre-professional preparation programs, which integrate both liberal arts and professional education, truly prepare students “for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care.”

Department of Kinesiology

AKA Member (www.American Kinesiology.org)
AKA Member (www.americankinesiology.org)


Kinesiology - Nathan Adams ’20

Kinesiology – Nathan Adams ’20

Five students x four years = five unique PLU experiences

We followed a small cohort of students over the course of their college careers to illustrate those different paths, and get a glimpse of their PLU Years.

2023 Kinesiology Newsletter

Stay up to date with the Department of Kinesiology.

Partnership with PNWU

The Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Kinesiology Connections

Get involved in a Kinesiology related club or organization