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.
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.
- 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
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- Undergraduate MARC U-STAR Fellows for Kinesiology! - Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in completing research in one of our on campus laboratories? Want to connect with the community while making a ...
- Upcoming Orientation for Undergraduate and Graduate Students - Orientation, Advising and Registration is in full swing on campus! Upcoming Undergraduate SOAR and ARA sessions: June 20, June 24, June 30, July 12, August 4 ...
- KIN Faculty members, Dr. Greg Daniels, Dr. Louisa Raisbeck, and Dr. Christopher Rhea, are presented with three awards from HHS. - Dr. Greg Daniels won the HHS Mary Frances Stone Teaching Excellence Award. This award honors tenured and non-tenure track faculty in the School of HHS for ...
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- Undergraduate MARC U-STAR Fellows for Kinesiology! July 31, 2017 Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors: Are you interested in completing research in one of our on campus laboratories? Want to connect with the community while making a ...
- Upcoming Orientation for Undergraduate and Graduate Students June 20, 2017 Orientation, Advising and Registration is in full swing on campus! Upcoming Undergraduate SOAR and ARA sessions: June 20, June 24, June 30, July 12, August 4 ...
- Spring 2017 Colloquia February 24, 2017 February 24, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 21, 2017
- Alumni Profile: Josh Porter - The UNCG KIN department is proud to highlight Josh Porter (B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine; M.S.A.T, 2008), one of its many esteemed alumni who have invested their knowledge and skills gained at UNCG to work ...
- Faculty Profile: Dr. Michael Hemphill - The UNCG KIN department is glad to recognize a new member of its close-knit community, Michael Hemphill, the new Assistant Professor of Kinesiology. Hemphill holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wingate University (NC) and a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Previously, he ...