Department of Kinesiology

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

STudy Abroad
Faculty-led Study Abroad in Iceland & Denmark. Hiking the Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland! This was part of the International Perspectives on Sport for Life - Iceland and Denmark study abroad program that traveled in June 2019. 10 students and 2 faculty from TU Kinesiology participated in the program, which included multiple activities related to sport across the lifespan in Reykjavik, Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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. 

Outstanding Seniors 2020

Alexis Bottone

Alexis Bottone, Sport Management '20

“Alexis has displayed both academic and professional expertise throughout her time at TU. She is a reflective and analytical thinker, a strong writer and communicator, and a thoughtful and empathetic professional who continues to represent the department, college and university with distinction.  She is indeed a worthy recipient of this award.”   -Dr. Tim Chandler 


Taylor Dudley-Vera

Taylor Dudley-Vera, Physical Education '20

"Taylor Dudley-Vera is an excellent selection for the Outstanding Senior Award. Taylor is currently a physical education teacher in Prince George’s County. In her final senior project, a bold statement, Taylor argued that the field needs more diverse representation in the teaching field. By drawing on research and current experiences, Taylor promoted the importance of culturally sustaining pedagogies in physical education - and that the field needs to shift to serve ALL students. We are very proud of Taylor’s accomplishments in the classroom, in her current position, and in her community. There is no doubt that she is an Outstanding representation of the Physical Education Teacher Education program at Towson University."                  -Dr. Dillon Landi


Brittany Kirk

Brittany Kirk, Athletic Training '20

"Brittany has demonstrated her ability to be a well rounded student through strong academic commitment (3.7 cum GPA), dedication to a future career in athletic training (has accepted a graduate assistant athletic training position at Lock Haven University in PA where she will complete a graduate degree and work as an athletic trainer), the need for contribution to the literature (will be presenting her case study at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association Conference - regional AT conference), and values service to the community and profession (editor for the Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter, Member of the Athletic Training Club)."                                                              -Mary Nadelen, Clinical Associate Professor 


Nick Reveille

Nick Reveille, Exercise Science '20

"Nick is an intelligent, kind and mature student with a great sense of humor. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the TU Honors College and Marching Band. Nick has been working in my lab through Independent Study for past academic year. In the lab, he is an incredibly hard worker, always reliable and excellent with participants. It has been a joy to have him as a part of our lab group and we wish him the very best for graduation and in his future endeavors!"                                                                                -Dr. Rian Landers-Ramos