The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is a community of engaged and innovative scholars, educators, and students. We aspire to lead the world in the study and promotion of health and physical activity through interdisciplinary collaborations. We aim to be recognized for the excellence of our teaching, the impact of our research, and the quality of our graduates.

Through these pages, you will explore the different components that allow our faculty and students to serve as important advocates for human movement, public health education and sport culture.

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. Hear from interim department chair Dr. Jan Todd on what makes our programs some of the best in the country.

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Mission Statement

We are driven by the guiding principles of Excellence, Leadership, Impact, Stewardship, and Respect. It is our responsibility to promote health through education and research.

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Our Faculty

Our highly qualified faculty work with students as educators, mentors and researchers. Coming from diverse backgrounds, our faculty provides expertise from multiple disciplines.

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Our Staff

Our dedicated staff ensure students and professors have the resources necessary to function at their highest potential.

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Annual Report

Take a look back at the accomplishments of the past year. Highlights include grants and expenditures, featured research, and community outreach.

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Employment Opportunities

Future faculty members should check the university’s Faculty Careers site for any open faculty positions we may have. Future staff should review the university’s Jobs website.

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The main department office can be found at Bellmont Hall (BEL) 718. Bellmont Hall is attached to Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium.

Department Outreach

KHE Department Chair John Bartholomew and 2016 Hall of Honor Inductee Deborah Rohm Young

Hall of Honor

We recognize when our students or faculty go on to do great things. The Hall of Honor distinguishes those who have gone on to make significant contributions to the field of Kinesiology and Health Education.
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McCraw Lecture Series

In this series, distinguished professors from within and outside our department provide informative lectures. Topics cover health and how it relates to science, culture, society and more.

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Alderson Lecture and Awards Celebration

This annual event features presenters from the academic world, as well as prominent figures in sport culture.
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The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center

The largest collection of materials focusing on physical culture and sport. This library and museum is used as a resource for researchers and educators around the world.

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Fitness Institute of Texas

The Fitness Institute of Texas (FIT) promotes healthy lifestyles through programs of research, fitness, nutrition and more.
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Physical Education

The Physical Education Division (PED) provides elective sport and activity courses open to students, faculty and staff.