Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers sport and movement-based programs supported by superior teaching, scholarship, and service.

Vision Statement

Promoting sport and movement excellence.

The Department of Kinesiology is one of the largest departments in the College of Health Professions, with over 30 full time faculty and over 1200 undergraduate students. Currently residing in Burdick Hall, we offer students enhanced learning experiences in our state of the art classrooms, a computer classroom, a student computer lab, an athletic training simulation lab, practical instructional facilities, faculty research space, and a gymnasium facility.

Students graduating from our programs join the work force in a range of fields, including exercise physiology, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, physical education, recreation management, health and fitness, community relations, professional sports, medical and pharmaceutical sales, and sports medicine and physical therapy clinics.

Many also go on for further training through graduate studies in areas such as athletic training, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, sport management, education, and chiropractics.

University Core

The Department of Kinesiology offers several courses approved for University CORE credit. Examples include:



CORE Category

KNES 251 History of Sport in America 11
KNES 235 Physical Wellness for a Healthy America 11
KNES 285 Sport: Cross-Cultural Perspective 12
KNES 353 Sport and Society 9
KNES 417 Org. and Admin. of Athletic Training 9
KNES 469 Research Methods in Exercise Science 9