Why study Exercise and Rehabilitation Science at Washburn?  

This pre-professional program is designed to prepare you for graduate or professional school in the healthcare fields of athletic training, exercise physiology, physical therapy, nutrition science/dietetics, occupational therapy, chiropractic, and cardiac rehabilitation. Washburn’s program is designed to exceed national standards for preparation in order to set you up for success in this rapidly growing profession.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $50,280 without graduate/professional school; $91,010 as physical therapiston campus
A group of kinesiology students observe a fitness test.

What sets Exercise and Rehabilitation Science at Washburn apart?

  • The WU Moves Community Wellness Program allows you to work with adult clients from the community and gain experience before you graduate.
  • Your professors were in your shoes. They know what it takes to do the job well. Observations and workshops will give you experience in many settings and help you prepare for graduate school.
  • Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and this program gives you the strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, biology, and biochemistry you need to be successful in your next level of preparation. Our fitness lab ensures you graduate with experience using motor learning and biofeedback equipment, and the microcomputing applications utilized in the field.
  • You’ll be eligible for scholarships.
  • Student clubs will help you connect with your peers and make a difference.

Meet Kinesiology major Quinn Patterson

"It's easy to connect and build relationships, especially as you move up through your program. The faculty will remember you. They know your name. They're great people." Those are the words of Quinn Patterson, a transfer student pursuing a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and an associate's degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. A Topeka native, Quinn added that coming to Washburn was an easy decision and "I feel really proud of my school, because it's my town."

Set for Success

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook





Student/Faculty Ratio:

11:1 Kinesiology 

Qualities for success

Team oriented

Good communication skills

Like challenge and helping others

GET IN TOUCH WITH Kinesiology Department

Kinesiology Department
Petro Allied Health Center, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1459
Fax: 785.670.1059
Secretary: Nancy Province

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