Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences


Congratulations to Dr. Ang Chen who has been awarded a $1.2 Million Dollar NIH grant for his research on The Science of Essential Balance (SEB). This project is aimed to develop and field-test the efficacy of a curriculum targeting both nutrition and exercise from a science behavior integrated approach. Dr. Chen plans to implement this […]

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 Dr. Laurie Wideman, who is part of an experienced team of investigators from multiple disciplines across UNCG, receiving an award from the National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In addition to Kinesiology’s Dr. Laurie Wideman, this all-star team of investigators also includes Human […]

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 […]

          On August 13, 2018 the Department of Kinesiology welcomed our undergraduate Class of 2022 as well as our new graduate students. Good luck to everyone on your first day of class! Remember, we’re here to help you succeed. If you need assistance, ask one of your instructors, a staff member, or your fellow new […]

On Monday April 30, 2018, the 2014 EdD in KIN cohort arrived on campus for their third and final official campus visit. Being their third campus trip, their familiarity with one another and comfort navigating around campus was evident. Though nervous about defending their dissertations, the semesters of hard work that have lead up to this […]

Hannah Wofford, an EdD in KIN student, and current VP of the North Carolina Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Association (NCCRA), was asked by the American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitaiton (AACVPR) to write about the field through the perspective of both a professional and a student for their recent web based newsletter. “This article was intended […]

Our graduates are quite outstanding, with more than just their academics. Read below for more information on our students who won awards at the Commencement Ceremony yesterday, May 3, 2018. Graduate Student Awards and Bios: American Kinesiology Association Master’s Scholar Yangyang Deng is UNCG’s 2018 American Kinesiology Association Master’s Scholar.  Yangyang has been one of […]