Community partnerships are central to our department’s vision and benefit community members as well as our faculty and students. The overarching aim of many of the collaborations is to promote healthy lifestyles and lifetime physical activity.

We have a long history of successful community collaborations. Our community partnerships are multi-disciplinary and focus on translating knowledge into practice. We work with individuals of all ages ranging from children to older adults and across numerous settings, including local school systems, hospital and clinics, colleges and universities, and athletic teams.

Our faculty members conduct funded research projects within the community and in conjunction with local organizations. Additionally, our students are actively engaged in the community through research, service projects, and internships.


If you are a community organization interested in collaborating with the Kinesiology department, please contact us.

Phone: 336.334.5573
Email: [email protected]

Bariatric Exercise & Lifestyle Transformation (BELT)

This program is a joint venture with Cone Health to facilitate participation in exercise for persons having recently undergone weight-loss surgery.

A&T Gateway Research Park

Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and Polymyalgia Rheumatica Program

The program provides supervised exercise, health education and resource support for adults with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and polymyalgia rheumatica.

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Helping Others Participate in Exercise (HOPE)

An innovative program designed to provide a safe and unique environment for individuals over the age of 50 to exercise on UNCG’s campus.

Middle College

Middle College PE Program

The Middle College at UNCG attempts to fulfill positive educational experiences for students admitted into this alternative high school.

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Physical Activity and Alzheimer’s Disease 2 Study (PAAD2)

A federally funded research project that explores the protective benefit of exercise for people with a family history of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia.

Project Effort

This project focuses on fostering personal and social responsibility among under-served youngsters.