The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to prepare practitioners to promote health and wellness through the study and application of scientific principles of physical activity across the lifespan. This is accomplished by providing excellence in instruction scholarship, and service through a multi-disciplinary approach that includes exercise science, health education, and professional practice. The department offers undergraduate programs in Health & Physical Education and Kinesiology & Health Promotion as well as graduate programs in Administration of Sport & Physical Activity and Sports Performance. Additionally, the department provides instruction in lifetime physical activity through instruction in a university wide activity program for undergraduate students and an Adult Fitness program for adults aged 55 and older.
Dedicated to excellence, the Department is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a charter member of the American Kinesiology Association. Our faculty are highly qualified teachers and researchers who are engaged in the study of physical activity from a variety of perspectives. Faculty work closely with students in academic advising as well as academic preparation. Our goal is to prepare well educated professionals who can and will contribute positively in their chosen career paths.