Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Connect: Alumni

Dear KIN Alumni and Friends,

Scott RossIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the alumni and friends section of our website.  We hope you will visit often and be an active and engaged member of KIN community. Through this page, we will provide opportunities for you to reconnect with classmates, learn about the activities and accolades of former graduates in the Alumni News by Decade and HHS Alumni Awards to stay abreast of what current students and faculty in the Department are doing and how you can get involved. We also encourage you to stay connected to the HHS Alumni Association to learn of upcoming school wide events.

If you are looking for a way to give back, please check out our “giving” page for ways you can support the department and the educational experiences of our students.  We also welcome you to attend campus events where you can interact face to face with our students. To keep you informed of ongoing Department activities and accomplishments, please visit our News and Events pages.

Current Strategic Plan

The Department of Kinesiology is the 3rd largest department on campus, with 31 full-time faculty and 4 administrative staff serving approximately 800 undergraduate and 170 graduate students.  To best serve the needs of our students and continue our tradition of excellence in teaching, research and service, the faculty has strategically focused on the following objectives and priorities.


The Department of Kinesiology will be an exemplary model for the integration and translation of multi‐ disciplinary knowledge of physical activity into professional practice to enhance health and well‐being; thereby be widely recognized for preparing exceptional scholars and professionals.


Through excellence in teaching, research and service, the Department of Kinesiology integrates the multi‐ disciplinary study of movement and application of lifetime physical activity to prepare professionals (teachers, clinicians, scientists, faculty) at both the undergraduate and graduate level to enhance the health, physical activity, physical performance and well‐being of individuals across the lifespan in diverse contexts.

Student Success

Goal 1: Enhance curriculum efficiency to provide course offerings that streamline the criteria for completing a KIN degree.

Objective 1: Evaluate the time‐to‐degree based on the new curriculum. Objective 2: Assess retention based on the new curriculum.

Goal 2: Competencies and skills will be embedded throughout the curriculum to allow students to attain a level of competence as determined by a rubric of proficiency.

Objective 1: A Skillset Transcript will be developed and sequenced in the curriculum for the various areas in kinesiology.

Objective 2: Quantify the number of students who pass competency‐based assessments in the curriculum.

Goal 3: KIN will promote healthy lifestyle learning opportunities that transcend beyond UNCG.

Objective 1: Identify the number of non‐KIN students enrolling in courses that focus on healthy lifestyle learning.

Objective 2: Assess the number of opportunities KIN offers to promote healthy lifestyles.

Goal 4: Initiate clinical program proposals to increase the critical mass of KIN Master students.

Objective 1: Obtain approval for a Clinical Exercise Physiology program.

Objective 2: Explore a program proposal for developing Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Excellence in Scholarship

Goal 1: Develop dynamic research teams for highly fundable projects.

Objective 1: Assess the funding potential of the department by the number of grant submissions (funding submitted and awarded).

Objective 2: Identify the number of faculty involved (PI, CO‐PI, CO‐I) on internal and external grant proposals.

Objective 3: Increase internal funding opportunities for new faculty to position them for future external funding opportunities.

Objective 4: Document the number of strategic hires for research teams.

Goal 2: Create opportunities to enhance the research and scholarship productivity of the department.

Objective 1: Assess the amount of scholarly productivity of the department.

Objective 2: Quantify the amount of training grant submissions for graduate students and post‐ doctoral researchers.

Objective 3: Document the number of faculty utilizing alternative course scheduling and the scholarly production (e.g., publications and grant submissions).

Objective 4: Increase number and amount of graduate research stipends and waivers to attract quality research assistants.

As Alumni of Department of Physiology and Physical Culture (1892-1907), Physical Training (1907-1971), Physical Education (1917-1989), Exercise and Sport Science (1989-2009) and now Kinesiology (2009-present) we are tremendously proud of our longstanding heritage and the accomplishments of our graduates and faculty.  Please check back periodically to view Alumni and Faculty Highlights to get a glimpse of these accomplishments.  You can use the form below to keep us updated on your stories (e.g., news of promotion, marriages, job opportunities, accolades, etc.), as well as those of your fellow alumni.

We hope you’ll continue to stay in touch with the UNCG KIN community through the years.  You are a part of our history and traditions, and we greatly value your talents and engagement as we continue to move the Department forward.

Best regards,

Scott Ross
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology