Kinesiology and Health Education

A World of Movement

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Our department is dedicated to innovation in and the promotion of health science. Our students and faculty study human movement, health behavior, and sport culture. Each program is designed to expose students to exciting research and valuable experience in the classroom and through internships. Graduates are prepared to apply their knowledge to improve their communities, pursue a range of graduate school opportunities, and contribute to the world of sports and public health.

Each of our master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate programs explore different topics within kinesiology and health education. We provide our students with modern research labs, vast historical archives, caring advisors, and field-leading, innovative faculty. These resources allow each student to get the most out of their degree and academic experience.

Faculty member Brian Farr demonstrates spinal alignment to a group of students.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate students can choose from majors and minors that cover health science and promotion as well sport management and culture. Students are prepared to become teachers, therapists, coaches and doctors.

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Graduate Programs

Master’s and Doctoral programs are designed to educate students while exposing them to impactful research and real-world work experience. The combination of coursework, internships and research prepare students for a meaningful career.


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2018 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty

Kinesiology and Health Education Professor Alexandra Loukas has received the 2018 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

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The Department Mourns the Passing of Terry Todd

Terence (Terry) Todd -- writer, academic, journalist, champion lifter, coach, sport promoter, founder of the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports at the University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the Arnold Strongman Classic -- died in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. He will be sorely missed.

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Providing Health Education via Mobile Phones Help Improve Postpartum Outcomes for Women and Infants

Julie Maslowsky conducts research in Quito, Ecuador that provides follow-up care as an opportunity to improve postpartum maternal and infant health.

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How Sports and the Military Helped Nate Boyer Bridge Cultural Divides

Nate Boyer, B.S. '13, presented this year's Alderson Lecture. As a former Green Beret and football player, Boyer offers his perspective on kneeling during the national anthem, and his conversations and influence on Colin Kaepernick.