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Kinesiology and Health Education

Movement Toward a Healthier Life

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is dedicated to the innovation and promotion of health science and we offer both undergraduate and graduate programs. Our students and faculty members study human movement, health behavior and sport culture. Each program is designed to expose students to cutting-edge research, internships and classroom experience. We provide students with modern research labs, vast historical archives, helpful advisors and industry-leading, innovative faculty members so each student gets the most out of their degree and academic experience.

Graduates go on to pursue a range of graduate and professional opportunities, applying their knowledge to improve their communities and to help advance the world of sport and health.


Our department is dedicated to the innovation and promotion of health science. Our students and faculty study human movement, health behavior and sport culture.

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Each of our master’s, doctoral and undergraduate programs explore different topics within kinesiology and health education.

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Affiliated Programs

FIT offers fitness and nutrition testing and program services such as Get FIT and DEXA/DXA scans. The HIP Lab researches and assesses metabolic health parameters. The Stark Center serves as an archive of sport culture.


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is ranked #9 in research by the National Academy of Kinesiology, with cutting-edge research facilities that support discoveries in health promotion, exercise science and physical culture and sport.

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College Events

May 29 – May 30
Wednesday – Thursday

Jun 11 – Jun 12
Tuesday – Wednesday

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Department Announcements

The Impact and Importance of Athletic Trainers: Q&A with Brian Farr, Kelvin Phan and Mohammad Al Hasan

Faculty members Brian Farr and Kelvin Phan discuss the impact and legacy of COE’s Athletic Training Program, and student Mohammad Al Hasan tells us how the program has helped him prepare for what’s next.

Exoskeletons Must Act Faster Than Human Reaction Times to Improve Balance

Assistant Professor Owen Beck examines whether wearable robots – like powered lower-limb exoskeletons– can improve balance and enable people to be active for longer.

Faculty Members Matthew Bowers and Tolga Ozyurtcu Selected as 2022 Provost Teaching Fellows

Congratulations to Matthew Bowers and Tolga Ozyurtcu, both associate professors of instruction, for being selected to the 2022 Cohort!