About Us



The Department of Kinesiology advances the understanding and practice of human movement across the lifespan within the context of a diverse and changing society.


We aspire to be a premier kinesiology department recognized nationally and internationally for our creation, dissemination, and application of high quality knowledge related to human physical activity across the sub disciplines of kinesiology. This entails:

  • The best well-rounded scientific and humanistic undergraduate and graduate kinesiology and athletic training curricula that delivers cutting edge knowledge through high impact practices.
  • The production of nationally and internationally recognized basic and applied research that advances the understanding and practice of human movement across the lifespan.
  • Leadership in the field of kinesiology and its sub disciplines through professional service and community outreach.
  • A community that embraces diversity and inclusivity of students, faculty, and research interests related to human movement
  • A department faculty that maintain the highest integrity and ethical principles in their teaching and research and foster those standards in students within the department and larger university.



The intra-disciplinary focus of the Department’s curriculum fosters the development of diverse values and skills important to a liberal arts education: critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, verbal and written communication, and technological competency.

The Department provides general education courses and university-wide opportunities for development of skills and knowledge leading to lifelong enjoyment of physical activity, health, and well-being. Internships, independent study, and scholarly outreach provide opportunities for collaboration with and service to the community.


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