Kinesiology & Health Education

A World of Movement

National Academy of Kinesiology Ranking Graphic

Our department is dedicated to innovation and the promotion of health science. Our students and faculty study human movement, behavior, and sport culture. Each program is designed to expose students to exciting research and valuable experience through coursework and internships. Graduates are prepared to apply their knowledge to fixing public health problems, and contributing to the world of sports and health.

Each of our master’s, doctoral, and undergraduate programs explore different topics within kinesiology and health education. We provide our students with resources such as modern research labs, vast historical archives and field-leading faculty. Each student is given the opportunity 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.

Faculty member Jonathan Dingwell shows a student how to run a VR simulation.

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.

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.

Photo of DKR's championship ring

Darrell K Royal’s National Championship Ring Comes to UT Austin

Darrell K Royal’s 2005 BCS National Championship ring has a new home with the Darrell K Royal Collection in the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports.


Date Details
The first Thursday of each month Dell Medical School ResearchConnect, 2 - 3 PM in the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building, Avaya Auditorium, Room 2.302
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.
Every Thursday Office of Research Support (ORS) office hours, BEL 718AH, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
February 22 & March 22 2-part workshop: Instructional Styles and Outcomes-driven Teaching, hosted by the Undergraduate Advising Committee, BEL 710B, 1 - 2:30 PM
February 24 McCraw Lecture: Jonathan Matthis, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Perceptual Systems, The University of Texas at Austin
"Gaze and the visual control of foot placement when walking over real-world rough terrain"
BEL 962, 12 PM
March 13-18 Monday-Saturday Spring break.
March 28 Alderson Lecture: "Nutrient Timing: Optimizing Protein Intake for Muscle Development and Strength"
John Ivy, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology and Health Education, Centennial Room, BEL 9th floor, 6:30 PM
March 31 McCraw Lecture: Miyoung Kim, RN, Ph.D., Professor, School of Nursing, the University of Texas at Austin
"Role of community based participatory research (CBPR) in addressing health equity for underserved communities"
BEL 962, 12 PM
April 12-14, 17-21 Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.