Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences


On November 9, 2018, KIN professors emeriti—Dick Swanson, Jo Safrit, and Kate Barrett—presented during our “Historical Perspectives on Kinesiology: UNCG and Beyond” colloquium to over 100 of our current students and faculty. This colloquium, which focuses on the personal experiences of these pioneers in our field, is a tradition for the department and was moderated […]

Craig Parkes, a 2018 EdD graduate, recently accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of South Alabama in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport, starting January 2019. Previously, Craig worked at Penn State University primarily teaching in the PETE program for six and a half years, while simultaneously completing his EdD here […]

Props to EdD in KIN Student, and Coastal Carolina University Lecturer, Marcia Rosiek, for keeping her classes afloat during Hurricane Florence and now Hurricane Michael.  In addition to completing a certificate through the Distance Learning Institute for Coastal Carolina University and the Center of Teaching Excellence to Advance Learning (CeTeal) Marcia has taken course credit through the EdD […]

Dave Jones, an EdD graduate, was asked to present for Advocates for Health in Action (AHA). AHA is a Wake County organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives and is focused on well-being, healthy eating and physical activity (website). AHA works hand-in-hand […]

The Department of Kinesiology congratulates Dr. Jaclyn Maher and her collaborators on receiving funding for their project, “Maternal Stress and Children’s Obesity Risk.”  The project funding was awarded by the University of Southern California with financial support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Maher and her colleagues — Genevieve Dunton (PI), Adam […]

Congratulations to Ang Chen and his team of co-investigators who have been awarded a $1.2 Million Dollar NIH grant for their collaborative research on The Science of Essential Balance (SEB).  In addition to Dr. Chen, this all start team includes KIN’s own Chris Rhea,  Allan Goldfarb, Judy Fowler, Michael Hemphill, and Nutrition’s, Lauren Haldeman. This project is aimed […]

The Department of Kinesiology is proud to highlight Dr. Erin Reifsteck, one of its many esteemed alumni who have invested their knowledge and skills gained at UNCG to work professionally. As an alum of both the Master’s  as well as the Doctoral program, Reifsteck brings an especially strong perspective to her work through teaching, mentoring, and […]

Congratulations to Mindy Smith, whose article, “Moving into an active future: Supporting lifetime physical activity for student-athletes” was selected by ACSM Journal Editors as a “Top Pick.”  Mindy is currently conducting research in conjunction with EdD in KIN faculty members, Dr. Diane Gill, and Dr. Erin Reifsteck, was also recently featured in NCAA Champion Magazine […]

Congratulations to Kin faculty member Dr. Laurie Wideman and team for receiving a $2.8 millon award from the National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).  The experienced team of investigators, headed by Dr. Esther Leerkes (HDFS) come from multiple disciplines across UNC Greensboro,  including Kinesiology’s Dr. Laurie […]

Kinesiology students and faculty mentors are leading the way in Undergraduate Research opportunities. UNCG’s MARC-U Star Fellows Program allows undergraduate students studying in a biomedical or behavioral science field to get hands on access to research, a faculty mentor, and so much more. Our Kinesiology faculty mentors, Dr. Laurie Wideman and Dr. Erin Reifsteck, have […]