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September 30, 2010

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Kinesiology

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Arizona State U.
Kinesiology
8 23 12 29 2 10 22 38 6 23
Auburn U.
Exercise Science
34 39 29 37 26 38 5 16 21 37
Boston U.
Rehabilitation Science
25 36 15 31 16 38 8 20 15 38
Drexel U.
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
18 32 11 31 31 40 1 3 23 41
Georgia State U.
Sports Science
8 26 10 31 2 12 5 13 30 38
Indiana U. at Blooming-
ton

Human Performance
26 35 35 39 3 20 24 35 4 27
Iowa State U.
Health and Human Performance
10 26 19 33 2 14 32 41 9 28
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Kinesiology
29 36 31 36 19 31 9 20 20 31
Michigan State U.
Kinesiology
14 25 19 30 19 29 6 17 12 30
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Education: Physical Activity and Ed Svcs: Kinesiology major
14 31 9 28 14 29 10 20 31 39
Oregon State U.
Exercise and Sport Science
10 26 8 23 31 38 8 18 22 33
Pennsyl-
vania State U.

Kinesiology
1 5 3 7 7 16 26 40 1 4
Purdue U. Main Campus
Health & Kinesiology
30 37 28 37 28 38 22 33 3 23
Temple U.
Kinesiology
28 36 27 36 17 31 19 27 25 35
Texas A&M U.
Health & Kinesiology
17 29 27 36 6 18 22 35 2 25
U. of Arkansas Main Campus
Kinesiology
39 41 40 41 9 24 31 41 31 40
U. of Connec-
ticut

Kinesiology Ph.D.
1 8 1 3 28 37 28 40 2 23
U. of Delaware
Biomechanics and Movement Science
5 17 5 18 13 24 13 22 6 23
U. of Florida
Health and Human Performance
4 19 4 16 6 16 25 37 6 23
U. of Georgia
Exercise Science
3 12 4 18 6 15 29 40 2 13
U. of Houston main campus
Kinesiology
17 30 16 32 17 28 26 38 16 27
U. of Illinois at Chicago
Kinesiology/ Movement Sciences
1 9 2 7 10 32 11 23 2 26
U. of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

Kinesiology
11 27 8 24 24 36 11 21 2 21
U. of Kentucky
Exercise Science
6 23 4 16 3 10 29 41 19 30
U. of Maryland at College Park
Kinesiology
6 19 6 17 14 26 5 14 7 23
U. of Massachu-
setts at Amherst

Kinesiology
1 6 1 3 35 40 21 31 2 20
U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Kinesiology
11 27 11 29 16 34 7 17 4 24
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Kinesiology
4 13 3 8 36 41 24 38 2 24
U. of Mississippi
Exercise Science
37 41 36 39 8 23 1 3 37 41
U. of New Mexico Main Campus
Health PE & Recreation
37 41 40 41 6 15 2 5 33 41
U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Human Movement Science
1 8 8 26 1 2 6 18 4 24
U. of North Carolina at Greensboro
Exercise and Sport Science
24 35 16 31 40 41 2 4 30 39
U. of Southern California
Biokinesiology
7 23 7 24 6 24 4 8 12 28
U. of Southern Mississippi
Human Performance
29 38 33 39 2 11 5 16 32 40
U. of Tennessee
Exercise Science
23 34 18 31 24 39 35 41 4 22
U. of Texas at Austin
Kinesiology Ph.D.
12 28 9 27 21 38 21 33 5 24
U. of Toledo
Exercise Science
26 35 24 34 2 6 29 40 24 36
U. of Utah
Exercise and Sport Science
37 41 29 37 26 36 21 32 33 40
U. of Virginia
Kinesiology
9 23 13 29 15 26 24 37 4 25
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Kinesiology
12 28 9 23 29 40 10 23 4 24
Washing-
ton U. in St. Louis

Movement Science
7 23 6 21 13 29 14 28 3 21
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.