2018 Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Therapy in AmericaAbout this List

The Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Therapy ranking is based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Compare top degree programs for kinesiology, rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and massage therapy. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Southwestern University

    • 4 Year
    • Georgetown, TX
    • 536
    28 Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Therapy in America

    College Sophomore: This school is small enough that you will probably see everyone, both students and staff, at some point even if you don't know their names. If you are very involved on campus (and most people are in one way or another) you will probably get to know a very large portion of the population. Everyone is very friendly, welcoming, and supportive. We overlook our differences, whether they are religious, political, cultural, etc., and respect each other. I think that most people on our campus realize that it is more important to work with people with different ways of thinking in order to have multifaceted conversations rather than striving to impose one's own individual beliefs and opinions on everyone else.

    Teachers are very passionate about what they teach and are very approachable; this also includes our current president who is very open to visitors and loves discussing elaborate topics with students. Students are worldly and well-rounded; most students are not only passionate about their chosen major(s)/minor(s) but also involved in sports and some sort of art form(s) (music, theater, painting, sculpting, photography, etc.).

    Overall, this school is made unique in the fact that it is a community and most members are well-rounded individuals with many interests and passions who enjoy sharing those passions with others. I have felt welcomed from the very first time I set foot here and there is an over whelming amount of places to seek help when you need it.
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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 45% Acceptance Rate
    • $25,622 Net Price
    • 1050-1280 SAT Range
  2. DePauw University

    • 4 Year
    • Greencastle, IN
    • 499
    47 Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Therapy in America

    College Sophomore: Quality of courses: Excellent. I have yet to take a class and feel like I learned nothing.

    Professors: Even when they're the crazy mad-scientist type of professor, they are always willing to help. They all are very good at what they do, and each one wants to know their students personally. The personal attention to students is one of my favorite aspects of the school.

    Variety of courses: Pretty great selection, but you have to cross your fingers if you want to get into a popular class. They fill up quickly and many people are often waitlisted for things like Psych and Sociology. Criminology was a big one recently that many people could not get into quickly enough.

    Class sizes: I haven't had a class bigger than 30 people, and probably never will. It feels very much like a high school class size.

    If you're looking for a great school where you will get a lot of personal attention from professors, this is the place for you. DePauw cares about its students and provides great resources to ensure you'll get all the help you need with things like internships, finding a job, connecting with alumni, and even helping you to write an awesome resume. The atmosphere is always friendly and people are always willing to go the extra mile to help you out. I love it!
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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 58% Acceptance Rate
    • $30,863 Net Price
    • 1180-1360 SAT Range
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2018 Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Therapy in America