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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! n. [Greek kinēsis]:  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement.



The Kinesiology major is for students interested in studying the art and science of human movement.  With a solid foundation in the basic sciences, the program in Kinesiology is composed of coursework that provides students a thorough understanding of the human body, how it functions, and how it responds and adapts to physical activity.  Additionally, upper level courses emphasize the role of physical activity in the promotion of health and prevention of disease.  A degree in Kinesiology provides a solid preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate work and acceptance in professional programs such as physical and occupational therapy.

The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the School of Health Sciences and will soon be located in the new Thomas R. McLean Health Sciences Building.  This 30,000 square foot facility features state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms that may be utilized by students majoring in Kinesiology.