Kinesiology and Health Promotion

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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion

We offer degrees in a variety of areas— Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Physical/Health Education and Sport Leadership. Our faculty hold degrees from some of the best universities in the nation and conduct research in a variety of areas. Please continue to explore our website for more information on specific programs.

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Students in Dr. Elizabeth Fettrow's Youth Violence class (KHP 509) attended the 15th annual Stop Youth Suicide (SYS) conference in Lexington, KY on Friday, November 6, 2015. The conference was sponsored by the UK Adolescent Medicine Clinic.  There, they attended sessions and interacted with a teen/parent panel to learn more about the risk and protective factors associated with youth...
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Alicia Fedewa, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at UK is teaming up with Kinesiology & Health Promotion colleagues Heather Erwin, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Fettrow, Ph.D. to study the effects of movement breaks on elementary school students' academic achievement and behavior in the classroom. More information and photos of their research are presented on...
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2015) (UKNOW) — This week, the University of Kentucky installed more than 70 pedestrian signs on and around campus as part of Walk [UK], a collaboration with civic startup Walk [Your City]. Signs show the distance in minutes to on- and off-campus destinations that may be closer than students, staff and visitors realize, with a focus on...
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16th District PTA’s 5K Run/Walk

The KHP Department is working with the 16th District PTA's 5K Training and Kids Marathon Programs scheduled for October 18, 2015. To participate in the programs, individuals will just need to register for the 5K or Kids 1 mile fun run. Dr. Melinda Ickes is recruiting volunteers to help on race day. You may contact her for additional information at...
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