Your gift to the Department of Kinesiology helps support and grow our mission to educate and prepare students for future careers in the Kinesiology field, as well as advance critical research and develop impactful community relationships and outcomes.

With more than a century of leading-edge scholarship addressing the impact of physical activity on health, the Department of Kinesiology’s mission is to build on our history in the field of Physical Education, and expand opportunities and positive health outcomes in the fast-growing, fast-changing field of Kinesiology.

Our past students and graduates are a critical part of both our history and future, and your gift helps support and expand research, scholarship, and opportunity across our department and the communities we serve.


Your gift has direct, immediate impact. Gifts support departmental scholarships and awards to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as critical research that helps change lives. Over a dozen current scholarship programs have been funded by our alumni to promote Kinesiology education and teacher education.

In addition to impacting the lives of individual students, there are also opportunities to enhance the broader educational and research experiences of students through department gifts:

Your gift to the Department of Kinesiology not only supports our students–it’s an investment in the health of whole communities our students go on to serve.


If you would like to make a gift to Kinesiology of any amount, please contact Sam Wagner, at [email protected].

If you would like to donate to the Kinesiology department, then visit the link below and follow the steps. We greatly appreciate your support of our students and our mission!

  1. Click here to go to the HHS Enrichment Fund.
  2. Under the subheading “Designations,” click on “Choose a different designation in the School of Health & Human Sciences “
  3. A window pops up. Choose the Kinesiology Enrichment Fund. Click Continue.
  4. Add your amount and complete the remainder of the form.


Alumni gifts provide critical support to our student body. Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students are currently supported by scholarship funds endowed by our alumni. Your gifts also help support the Spartans of Promise and PEHTE Major of the Year Awards, which provide additional resources to Kinesiology students who are exceptional scholars.

Your gift is more than just a contribution–it has a real impact on individual students. Meet some of the Kinesiology students who have benefited from the generosity of our alumni, and are using it to make a difference.