Kinesiology and Health Education

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Kinesiology and Health Education
#2 Ranked Program by the National Academy of Kinesiology

Movement Toward a Healthier Life

Our department is dedicated to the innovation and 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

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

Assistant professor Matt Bowers leads a seminar discussion.

Graduate Programs

Master’s and doctoral programs are designed to educate students while engaging in impactful research and real-world work experiences that prepare them for a meaningful career in sport and health related fields.

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Research

Our research has a lasting impact on the health and well-being of local and global communities. Our cutting-edge research facilities support discoveries in health promotion, exercise science, and physical culture and sport.

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Affiliated Programs

FIT offers fitness and nutrition counseling to the community. The HIP Lab researches and assesses metabolic health parameters. The Stark Center serves as an archive of sport culture.

Feature Stories

UT Staff members work out in the Get FIT gym

Get FIT: The 12-week On-campus Fitness and Nutrition Program That Will Change Your Life

For 10 years, Get FIT has provided motivating workouts and nutritional guidance in a convenient location on campus.

Discovery Minute with Hirofumi Tanaka

Discovery Minute: Hirofumi Tanaka

Join Professor Hirofumi Tanaka as he explains what hardening of the arteries is, why it is an important indicator of aging, and what can be done to maintain arterial health.

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The Power of Prediction

Michelle Harrison and her Health & Integrative Physiology (HIP) Lab focus on identifying biomarkers that can predict those at increased risk for chronic, non-communicable diseases or those individuals more likely to progress to serious complications.