Kinesiology and Health Promotion



University of Kentucky
100 Seaton Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0219
859 (UKY) 257-5826
Fax: 859 (UKY) 323-1090



KHP News

Graduate School Orientation
Heather Erwin, Director of Graduate Studies will be leading a graduate school orientation for KHP students on 9/2/14 at 3:30 in Room 207 SB. More Details...
Dr. Melinda Ickes, Assistant Professor in Health Promotion, discusses UK's innovative Ambassador Program in the Tobacco-Free College Campus Initiative’s Blog. This program is improving tobacco-free compliance at universities across the country!

Dr. Richard Riggs, Associate Professor in Health Promotion retired June 30, 2014 after 33 years of service to the department. He was dedicated to preparing health education teachers and served as DGS for 15 of his 33 years.
KHP Awards Ceremony 2014
The 2nd annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding students in the KHP Department was held on April 24, 2014. Congratulations to all!
View Presentation (PDF)
KHP Living Learning Program Opens Fall 2014
UKNOW Article
KHP News Archives Archives

elcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. Our department consists of 26 faculty in a variety of areas— Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, Kinesiology and Sport Leadership. We have 22 Teaching/Research Assistants and 3 staff assistants. Our faculty hold degrees from some of the best universities in the nation and conduct research in a variety of areas. Our faculty is very student-friendly and pride themselves on getting to know their students. We offer the BSED in Kinesiology (teacher certification), Health Promotion (teacher certification), and Exercise Science. We offer the MS degree with specializations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Health Promotion, and Teaching, Coaching and Sport Leadership. We also offer the PhD in Exercise Science and the EdD in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. A PhD is also available in Health Promotion and in Teaching through the College of Education Interdisciplinary PhD program.
     We invite you to become a part of our department! You will find this to be an exciting and interesting place where you prepare yourself for a career in a variety of areas. Please continue to explore our website for more information on specific programs.

Melody Noland, Ph.D.
George and Betty Blanda Endowed Professor
KHP Department Chair and Professor of Health Education