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.

A man runs on a treadmill while a woman and another man look on.

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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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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Imagine the Olympics Without Flags or Anthems

50 years ago, this almost became reality. Graduate student Ryan Murtha describes how an idealistic Prince George William of Hanover worked to remove national symbols from the games.


Date Details
Every Wednesday Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) office hours, BEL 718AH, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m., or email us or drop by SZB 438 anytime.
June 1 "A Molecular Motor for Muscle Formation" by David Hammers, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Myology Institute, University of Florida. BEL 962, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
June 1 "Powering Movement: 35 Years of Probing How Myosin Works" by Lee Sweeney, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Program Director, Myology Institute, University of Florida. BEL 962, 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
August 27 Departmental back-to-school meeting, BEL 328 at 9:30 a.m.