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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. 

KPH Student Council

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.

Kinesiology club members

Kinesiology and Public Health Club

The Kinesiology and Public Health Club was created to offer a medium through which current and incoming Kinesiology students can communicate with faculty and staff. 

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PolyFit

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. 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.

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Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Club

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.

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Center for Health Research

CHR's mission is to facilitate transdisciplinary research in the prevention and treatment of obesity and chronic disease. CHR studies span from the cellular to social-ecological and aim to promote health equity and improved quality of life across the lifespan.

Cal Poly Mobile Health Unit outside the Santa Maria Veteran's HallWomen and Infants Mobile Health

The Cal Poly Center for Health Research and the NOOR Foundation are partnering to offer Women and Infants Mobile Health. Its mission is to provide preventive and medical care to uninsured women and infants who lack access to care in the California Central Coast. 

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Physical Education Workshops

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. 

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