Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences


Preparing professionals to enhance health, physical activity, physical performance, and well-being
across the lifespan.

For more than a century, our department has built an outstanding track record in teaching health science, pioneering scientific research, and forming community partnerships and outreach.

We offer a range of programs face-to-face and online, including our leading-edge EdD online doctoral program.

Why Kin

Kinesiology, early on,  was devoted to the preparation of physical education teachers and coaches.

Now this multifaceted academic discipline centers on physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.

We offer rigorous interdisciplinary education and experiential learning in applied, clinical, community and research settings.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs maximize opportunities for  diverse 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: nurse, physician assistant, physical and occupational therapist or doctor

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  • Kinesiology Virtual Open House November 4, 2022 Are you looking to continue your education in a diverse setting with award-winning faculty? Then join us for our Virtual Open House on Friday, November 4, 2022. ...
  • MSAT Virtual Open House October 24, 2022 The UNCG MSAT will be holding a virtual open house on Monday, Oct 24, 2022 from 1-2 pm (eastern standard time). Please use this form to RSVP. ...
  • Graduate Program In-Person Open House for HBCU’s & MSI’s October 21, 2022 Are you looking to continue your education in a diverse setting with award-winning faculty? Then join us for our in-person Open House on October 21, 2022. ...