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Chair's Message

Dr. SanbornThe Department of Kinesiology is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service.  We have a beautiful building with state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories along with plenty of room to play, work out and watch a national athletic championship!

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing a supportive environment and the highest quality program for learning.  We encourage students to work closely with faculty members on research projects and become involved in leadership activities on and off-campus.

We offer many Kinesiology scholarships for our majors and have graduate teaching assistantships and graduate research assistantships available.

At the undergraduate level, Kinesiology offers programs in physical education teaching, adapted physical education, coaching, corporate fitness and pre-physical therapy.

At the graduate level, we offer programs leading to the Master of Science in the areas of administration, adapted physical education, biomechanics, coaching (softball emphasis), exercise physiology, and pedagogy.  We also offer a Doctorate of Philosophy in the areas of administration, adapted physical education, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.

Mission

To be the foremost institution in the development of professionals, especially women, for leadership, scholarship, research and practice in the movement disciplines that contribute to active, healthy lifestyles.

Objectives

The Department strives to provide outstanding undergraduate and graduate education with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and hands-on learning experiences in the study of human movement.

  • The Department strives to provide opportunities for students of all ages to engage in life-long learning.
  • The Department strives to extend our understanding of the human condition in the movement domain through quality research.
  • The Department strives to serve the local community through after school and adult education, fitness, and activity programs.

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