The term “Kinesiology” means “the study of movement”, and the Department of Kinesiology takes a very broad and comprehensive approach to the study of movement, and the positive influences of movement and physical activity on human life.

Movement and physical activity has a very powerful effect on health, wellness and disease prevention, and the field of Kinesiology is the leader in science and expertise in exercise, and applications to health promotion, disease prevention and healthy aging. The Health Care industry is the largest single industry in the United States, and the contributions of Kinesiology to this industry are growing everyday. Find out more!


The Physical Therapy Department offers an entry-level 3 year post-baccalaureate Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree supported by the Division of Graduate Studies. The Department has two on-site clinics: the Gait, Balance, and Mobility Research and Education Center and the Musculoskeletal Care Clinic. These on-site clinics were developed to provide a service to the community and students at Fresno State, as well as provide a very unique opportunity for our graduate students enrolled in the DPT program to integrate classroom teaching into patient care very early on in the curriculum. The Department also strongly supports scientific inquiry and critical thinking within the curriculum and among the faculty. The faculty are involved in a variety of clinical and translational research studies. Find out more!