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.
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.
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.
Despite a significant decrease in new HIV/AIDS infections since the 1980s, high-risk populations are not receiving sufficient resources to protect themselves against infection. Kinesiology and Health Education Assistant Professor Liesl Nydegger is working with these local communities to find life-saving interventions.
Department Saddened by the Passing of Martial Arts Instructor San Yoon
Master San Yoon, a legend in the martial arts world and a 9th degree black belt in three disciplines, joined the department in 1997. Since that time until his death, he coordinated and taught martial arts classes. His instructional methods for Taekwondo were adopted by a number of universities, demonstrating the wide impact of his teaching methods on the discipline. The department will host a celebration of Master Yoon's life January 31, 6 to 8 p.m., in Bellmont 1005.