Department Programs and Clubs
Below are a variety of programs and clubs within the Kinesiology and Public Health Department meant to enhance both student and faculty experiences at Cal Poly.
STRIDE's mission is to advance knowledge and practice in obesity prevention by conducting cutting edge, interdisciplinary research, fostering collaborative partnerships among faculty, students and community, and providing real-life learning experiences to develop the next generation of leaders.
Our main purpose at PolyFit is to offer body composition, physical fitness and metabolic testing to both the Cal Poly and local San Luis Obispo Communities. As Kinesiology majors, we aim to promote healthy lifestyle choices and to increase self-awareness in the risks for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and other detrimental chronic diseases associated with sedentary lifestyles.
The Activity4All Program (A4A), which was created and is overseen by Kinesiology professor Dr. Kevin Taylor, aims to provide community members of all levels of ability with opportunities for recreation and exercise. The program, which is staffed by Cal Poly kinesiology students enrolled in KINE 407 and volunteers, works to create fun and inclusive adapted physical activities.
Workshops provide educators with opportunities for professional advancement through courses in Nutrition, Coaching, Elementary education, and more. They are an opportunity for educators to exchange ideas, learn about new techniques and products, and earn Continuing Education units.
The student council's purpose is to serve as a liaison between the students and department faculty. It relays student input directly to the department regarding equipment, course offerings, and resource allocation in order to improve the academic experience. It also host Kinesiology student socials a few times a year to ask students for specific input.
The PT/OT Club's mission is to help students interested in Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy make decisions and learn more about potential careers during their undergraduate years. The club also provides support, encouragement, and resources throughout the year.
The Kinesiology Club was created to offer a medium through which current and incoming Kinesiology students can communicate with faculty and staff.