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Department of Kinesiology


StudentsThe prime directive of the Kinesiology Department is to make students' lives better. We do this by providing you with a personalized and individual combination of educational and practical experiences which form the foundation for your professional career. We feel like we get to know our students better than most other academic departments, because of the nature of our classes and educational experiences.

Many of our classes involve labs, educational workshops, and discovery or experiential learning which promote down-to-earth interactions and personalized relationships between students and professors. Consequently, students have much greater access to the expertise and experience of the professors.

There are plenty of opportunities for practical, real-world experiences, internships and assistantships on campus, in a variety of educational, testing and research programs. We also offer academic credit for off-campus educational experiences, such as internships, coaching, and volunteer work.

We believe that students can learn a lot from other students, and those personal connections are an important part of career development. To promote peer mentoring and student connections, we have designed several areas within our buildings to promote social interaction and group study, and encourage students to spend time in our labs, helping out with research and testing programs. The more engaged you become in your education, the better prepared you will be for your professional career!


Find your advisor

A-C - Dr. Wade Gilbert
D-G - Tim Hamel
H-L - Dr. David Kinnunen
M-Q  Dr. Dawn Lewis-Kinnunen
R-S - Justine McAlpine
T-Z -  Dr. Nicole Smith

Dr. John McMillen

Athletic Training - Dr. Stephanie Moore
Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Sport Administration - Dr. Jenelle Gilbert