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About the Department

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The mission of the Kinesiology Department is to prepare students to be leading professionals through education, research and practical experience. Our students make an impact in the fields of physical activity, health, disease prevention and treatment.


The vision of the Kinesiology Department is a world where all people engage in physical activity and other healthful behaviors across their lifespan.

Our faculty actively include students in their various research endeavors. Faculty and student research assistants have published in professional journals and have presented research findings at state, regional, national and international conferences.

Degree Programs

The Kinesiology Department offers bachelor's of science and master's of science degrees in kinesiology. We are proud of our programs and have developed an excellent reputation throughout the state and region. Our students experience hands-on learning in some of the best laboratory facilities in the nation and the faculty are leaders in their areas of expertise. There are a wide range of career opportunities available to kinesiology majors.

The master's of science degree offers two areas of emphasis and an individualized course of study. The Exercise Science and Health Promotion emphasis is an extension of the undergraduate concentration. It prepares students to work in the health promotion field in a variety of settings, including corporate, club, private and governmental agencies. It also qualifies graduates to pursue clinically oriented positions in preventative and rehabilitative health programs.

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