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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37th Annual Alderson Lecture & Awards Ceremony on April 3

This year's Keynote Speaker is Nate Boyer, an alumnus of the KHE Program, a former UT and NFL player, a US Special Forces Green Beret, and a Humantiarian. Boyer will be presenting "From Darfur to DKR: How the World Changed Me."

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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.
April 24 Sport Management Faculty Candidate Seminar: "Industrial Organization and Labor Issues in Sport" by Brian Mills, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida, Gainesville, 9 - 11 a.m., BEL 858
April 25 Special Lunchtime Lecture on the Body, Photography and Physical Culture by Broderick Chow, University of Brunel, London. 12:00 p.m, at the Stark Center, NEZ 5.700. Free and open to the public.
April 27 McCraw Lecture: "Muscle Macrophages: Not Just for Clean Up, But Necessary for Repair” by Roger Farrar, BEL 962, 12 - 1 p.m.