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.

Message from the Chair

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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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 expert and diverse faculty work with students across multiple disciplines as educators, mentors and researchers.

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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.

Alderson Lecture and Awards Celebration

This annual event features presenters from the academic world as well as prominent figures in sport culture.

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.

Department Outreach

Physical Education

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

Fitness Institute of Texas

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

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.