Department of Kinesiology

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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. Due to COVID-19, Staff are teleworking into the Fall semester. KIN Staff assistance is available via email from 8am-5pm M-F at kin@uncg.edu.

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 Graduate Program Virtual Open House December 14, 2020 Do you have a desire to study under experienced, award-winning faculty who are nationally recognized for their scholarship?  Does being part of a department with ongoing ...
  • Halloween 2020 October 31, 2020 This year’s departmental Halloween looked a lot different than years past. With face coverings, social distance requirements, and other safety measures, we couldn’t hold our 4th ...
  • Scholar Strike for Racial Justice September 9, 2020 Dr. DeAnne Brooks held a “Scholar Strike for Racial Justice” on September 9, 2020 for Kinesiology students, faculty, and staff. She used the article “The Way ...