Welcome to the UH Hilo Department of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences
Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences (KES) is one of the largest, fastest growing programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and encompasses a wide range of disciplines including fields of movement sciences, anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology and the exercise sciences, sport psychology, motor learning, athletic training, physical therapy, health promotion, physical education, and coaching.
The KES major is comprised of a three-track system. The kinesiology and exercise track is designed for students who have interests is coaching, teaching, personal training, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, and more. The sports medicine, physical therapy and therapeutic sciences track is designed for students who have interests in the fields of medicine, sports medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise sciences research, and more. And the health promotion track is designed for students who have interests in community health, rural health, health care administration, epidemiology, health and wellness management, indigenous health, and much more.