Department of Kinesiology

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  • Nate Berry pictured with (from left to right) mentor, Dr. Laurie Wideman, mother Karen Berry, and wife Rachel Berry.

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.

Why Kin

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.

Potential Careers

  • biomechanist
  • 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 assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or medical doctor

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  • Kinesiology Faculty Set the Standard: Faculty Awards April 17, 2019 To say congrats just doesn’t do it justice. Our faculty have really outdone themselves this year! Dr. Bill Karper: 40 years of service (not pictured)Dr. Aaron Terranova: ...
  • All Day Advising, Undergraduate Students March 27, 2019 All Day Advising is Wednesday, March 27! Reminder for Juniors and Seniors on degree works, All Day Advising is mandatory to receive your advising code! All ...
  • T-Shirt Time! January 31, 2019 The departmental gear order has been sent out to all students, faculty, and staff in Kinesiology. If you would like the order form, please check your ...