Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

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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

Kin News

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  • 2019 Cohort Proposals - The 2019 cohort came to campus and presented their dissertation proposals in front of their advisors and colleagues. Between proposals, debriefs and other programming, students visited… ...
  • Dr. William Karper Retires After 44 Years at UNCG - After an impressive 44 years of service to UNC Greensboro, Dr. William Karper retired from the Department of Kinesiology in May, 2022.  During his tenure at… ...
  • Dissertation Showcase and Doctoral Hooding - The EdD in KIN program hosted a dissertation showcase for our students to allow them to share the exciting research they have been doing. Students presented… ...

Kin Events

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  • KIN Grad Programs Virtual Open House May 16, 2022 You’re invited to the Kinesiology Department’s Graduate Virtual Open House!  When:  May 16, 2022 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST RSVP – go.uncg.edu/kin-open-house Zoom Link ...
  • Kinesiology Graduate Programs Virtual Open House November 10, 2021 UNCG Kinesiology Graduate Programs Virtual Open House Wednesday, November 10th, 12:00-1:00pm EST Do you have a desire to study under experienced, award-winning faculty who are nationally ...
  • KIN Graduate Programs In-Person Open House October 29, 2021 The UNCG department of Kinesiology will be holding an in-person open house to explore our graduate programs on Friday, October 29th, 12:00-3:00pm. Lunch will be provided.  ...