Kinesiology & Health Education

A World of Movement

National Academy of Kinesiology Ranking Graphic

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 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.

Photo of Julie Maslowski

Maslowsky Chosen as a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar

One of just three researchers chosen from across the United States, Maslowski's project will focus on identifying developmentally and culturally appropriate strategies for reducing unplanned repeat births among Hispanic adolescents, with a focus on postpartum long-acting reversible contraception.

Dr. John Ivy presenting at the alderson lecture series

KHE Recognizes Distinguished Students, Faculty and Alumni at Award Ceremonies

The Department holds their annual award ceremonies with Alderson Lecture presentation from Professor Emeritus Dr. John Ivy.
Alderson Lecture and Awards Celebration >
Hall of Honor Ceremony >

Corey Hannah teaches “Intro to Athletic Training."

“Teachers Learning Together” Gives New Insights to KHE Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) were invited recently to take part in a novel experience: watching other teachers teach.

Jeopardy Team (left to right) Dr. Michelle Harrison, Tyler Jaffe, Kelsy Osterman, Abigail Schacherl, Andrew Hedges, Daniel Murray and Cristobal Saenz

KHE Jeopardy Team Wins 4th Championship

The University of Texas came out on top—again—at the annual meeting for the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (TACSM) last week.

Events

Date Details
Every Wednesday Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) office hours, BEL 718AH, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or email us or drop by SZB 438 anytime.
May 18 Office of Research Support (ORS) office hours, BEL 718AH, 3 – 4 PM
May 19 Commencement