Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

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  • UNCG students walk through the Mary Channing Coleman Building on Thursday April, 21 2016. (Tigermoth Creative/Chris English)
    Visit the Kinesiology department and its innovative labs in the Coleman Building.

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’s assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist or medical doctor

Kin News

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  • Good Boy: One PAWesome Dog! - Dogs can do some amazing things, but have you ever heard of a Medical Alert Assistance Dog for a Head Athletic Trainer? Kourtney Sappenfield, a first year sport ...
  • Brian Cone Takes 2nd Place In The 3MT Competition! - On November 9, 2017 ten doctoral students selected as finalists from across the university, ranging from nanoscience to education, were challenged to present their thesis in ...
  • Ashley Sanchez: One Student, Multiple Awards! - Congratulations (again!) to Ashley Sanchez for being selected for the School of HHS Marjory W. Johnson Pre-Physical Therapy Research Program Award. Winning her second award for ...

Kin Events

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  • Brian Cone Takes 2nd Place In The 3MT Competition! November 9, 2017 On November 9, 2017 ten doctoral students selected as finalists from across the university, ranging from nanoscience to education, were challenged to present their thesis in ...
  • EdD Student Craig Parkes Presents at #PhysEdSummit 2017 August 26, 2017 Congratulations to our very own Craig Parkes who presented at #PhysEdSummit 2017, a free online conference put on by Health and PE professionals.  In attendance, Judy ...
  • Kinesiology’s 2nd Year MSAT Students August 21, 2017 The Masters of Science in Athletic Training students pose for their official picture as second years in the program. Dr. William Adams, Associate Program Director, and ...