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Kinesiology

Arthur Weltman, Department Chair

Callen Garrett, Department Administrator

Definition of Kinesiology: “the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life.”

Consistent with Thomas Jefferson’s ideal that “a strong body makes the mind strong,” the mission of the Kinesiology program is to advance the discovery, development, interpretation, dissemination, and application of knowledge that relates the study and practice of human movement and physical activity to health and well-being.

Content Areas and Contacts

Kinesiology Major: Susan Saliba, Associate Professor

Athletic Training: Jay Hertel, Professor

Professional Athletic Training Masters Program: Michael Higgins, Professor

Exercise Physiology: Arthur Weltman, Professor

Health & PE--Teacher Education/Pedagogy: Ann Boyce, Associate Professor

Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities: Luke Kelly, Professor

Sports Medicine: Jay Hertel, Professor

Academic Offerings

Student Spotlight

Caroline Ward
4th year
Kinesiology

As I apply to physical therapy schools, it's clear that the engaging coursework and the knowledgeable and supportive professors in the Kinesiology program have prepared me well for the future.

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