Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin – the #2 ranked department in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology!
Our success is based on the fact that we are an interdisciplinary program bridging the fields of exercise physiology, health behavior, motor control, pedagogy, physical culture, and sport management. Our course requirements reflect this diversity and our faculty collaborate across these areas to conduct the kinds of groundbreaking research that change lives. Some examples of our work include designing interventions to lessen the impact of type II diabetes in African American women, helping people recover function following amputations, reducing smoking and increasing physical activity in schools, and supporting the development of American football as an international sport. These projects are a small sample of the types of cutting-edge research that occurs everyday in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. By extending our research beyond the laboratory, we strive to impact industry practice and ensure that our students receive the finest instruction based on state-of-the-art information.
As you explore our site, you will find six undergraduate majors, preparing students for a number of career paths, ranging from continuing their education in schools of medicine, physical therapy and allied health fields; to working in industry, non-profits and state agencies; from becoming athletic trainers and physical education teachers; to managing sport teams and events. You will discover exciting opportunities for graduate study that provide advanced preparation in these fields and training in numerous research areas. You will learn about research opportunities as well as outreach programs that translate this research into practice. In short, you will find an outstanding group of faculty, staff and students who are working to lead the nation in the exploration of health, sport and human movement.
John B. Bartholomew, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair