The Department of Kinesiology offers sport and movement-based programs supported by superior teaching, scholarship, and service.
The Department of Kinesiology creates and sustains sport and movement-based programs supported by superior teaching, scholarship, and service. We promote 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.
International Perspectives on Sport for Life:
Study in Iceland and Denmark with Towson University in summer 2019! Both Denmark and Iceland (known as the land of fire and ice) provide world-leading models of organizations related to the successful development of athletes for professional and international competition as well as the development of physical activity participation across the lifespan. Program participants will gain a thorough understanding of the cultural and scientific aspects of sport and physical activity in these nations from a global perspective through first-hand experience.
Based in Reykjavik and Copenhagen , the program features guest lectures by professionals from a variety of sport and performance-related organizations, visits to training venues, and opportunities to gain professional experience and knowledge regarding Northern European sport and physical activity policies and programs aimed at promoting participation for all ages. Highlights include a visit to the national centers of sport and talent development, a glacier hike, and an excursion to the Blue Lagoon. Visit the program page for more details.