For more than a century, our department has built an outstanding track record in teaching health science, pioneering scientific research, and forming extensive community partnerships and outreach. We offer a range of programs face-to-face and online, including our leading-edge EdD online doctoral program. Graduates of our programs can go on to careers in education, fitness training, sports medicine, community development, and many other areas. We invite you to explore the site to learn more about the Department of Kinesiology and our diverse, expanding family of students, researchers, faculty, and graduates.
As one of the fastest-growing fields nationally and at UNCG, kinesiology’s early years as a profession were devoted almost exclusively to the preparation of physical education teachers and coaches. Now this multifaceted academic discipline centers on the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. With rigorous interdisciplinary education and experiential learning in applied, clinical, community and research settings, the Department of Kinesiology offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed to maximize your opportunities for a diverse range of careers.
- cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist
- exercise physiologist
- physical education / health teacher
- fitness leader / personal trainer
- health coaching
- strength and conditioning coach, mental skills coach
- certified athletic trainer
- sport coach, director of community youth sport programs
- faculty member, researcher
- preparation for health professions such as nurse, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or medical doctor
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- EdD in KIN student Misti Wajciechowski and her team hosted STEM in Sports for teachers and students. - EdD in KIN 2016 cohort student Misti Wajciechowski, assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and her colleague, Tim Lampe, director for athletic facilities with VCU ...
- EdD in Kinesiology student David Kyle shares his excitement about UAH’s wheelchair basketball team - The junior varsity wheelchair basketball team at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) ranked fourth place in the 2017 NWBA Southeastern Junior Division Conference Championship ...
- EdD in Kinesiology student Eric Tucker served as a moderator at NC State Social Work Symposium - EdD in Kinesiology student, Eric Tucker recently served as a moderator for an open discussion in policing and community engagement with local policy leaders and law ...
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- Spring 2017 Colloquia February 24, 2017 February 24, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 21, 2017
- KIN Departmental Graduation Ceremony May 11, 2017 May 11, 2017 Kinesiology Departmental Graduation Ceremony, 2:00 pm, Fleming Gym. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student that will graduate in either May 2017 ...
- Alumni Profile: Josh Porter - The UNCG KIN department is proud to highlight Josh Porter (B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine; M.S.A.T, 2008), one of its many esteemed alumni who have invested their knowledge and skills gained at UNCG to work ...
- Faculty Profile: Dr. Michael Hemphill - The UNCG KIN department is glad to recognize a new member of its close-knit community, Michael Hemphill, the new Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. Hemphill holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wingate University (NC) and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Previously, he ...