UNCG’s Department of Kinesiology has one of the most comprehensive programs in the country, including faculty with expertise in nine sub-disciplines:

  • Athletic Training
  • Community Youth Sports Development
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Behavior
  • Applied Neuromechanics
  • Pedagogy in Physical Education
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport History and Philosophy
  • Sports Medicine

Kinesiology is one of the most popular majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Students and faculty enjoy longstanding partnerships with UNCG Athletics, the Middle College at UNCG, local schools, various community organizations, and sports teams and clubs across the state.

Faculty bring in over $1 million dollars in research funding annually, providing students the opportunity to gain research experience and mentoring from internationally and nationally recognized experts in the field.


Undergraduate Studies


Graduate Studies


Department of Kinesiology

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250 Coleman Bldg., 1408 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27412

Mailing Address

PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

Undergraduate students are prepared as professionals focused on human movement with the goals of increasing physical activity, improving physical performance, and enhancing health and well-being across the lifespan. They are exposed to a multitude of career avenues and benefit from opportunities to gain experience through community-engaged service programs, research projects, and internships.

The department offers both applied and research-oriented graduate programs. Our department offers one of the two online Ed.D. programs in the country, and the National Academy of Kinesiology ranks the Ph.D. program in the top 15 in the nation (2020). Strong clinical programs in applied sport psychology and athletic training develop expertise by providing opportunities to work with high school, collegiate, and professional sports teams across North Carolina and provide opportunities for certification.

Our work is conducted in high-quality laboratory and clinical environments including a brand new sleep laboratory and kitchen, environmental chamber, multiple systems for fitness testing and body composition, EEG, MRI, cognitive assessment, sport psychology consulting, and athletic training. We provide opportunities and mentorship to prepare graduate students to become independent scholars, skillful clinicians, and accomplished teachers well-prepared to move into a higher level of study or an academic position.


Undergraduate kinesiology program in North Carolina according to University.com (2022)


In annual research funding


Of undergraduate kinesiology classes are taught by full-time faculty with practical, scholarly, and topical expertise

Degrees offered

Undergraduate ProgramsDegree TypeClass Type
KinesiologyB.S.In Person
Physical Education and Health Teacher Education with K-12 LicensureB.S.In Person
Sport CoachingUndergraduate MinorIn Person
Graduate DegreesDegree TypeClass Type
Applied Sport PsychologyM.S.In Person
Exercise PhysiologyM.S.In Person
Clinical Exercise PhysiologyM.S.In Person
Motor Behavior ConcentrationM.S.In Person
Sport and Exercise PsychologyM.S.In Person / Online
Applied NeuromechanicsM.S.In Person
Sports MedicineM.S.In Person
Athletic TrainingM.S.A.T.In Person
Combined M.S./Ph.D.M.S./Ph.D.In Person
Exercise PhysiologyPh.D.In Person
Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical EducationPh.D.In Person
Applied NeuromechanicsPh.D.In Person
Doctor of EducationEd.D.Online

Department Highlights