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.


PAWS Institute 2016

    • 08
    • Dec

Two University of Kentucky students pause in front of a streetlamp in the middle of campus. One holds his phone up to a bright blue sign attached to the pole, and steadies his camera over a QR code.

“I had no clue that was three minutes away,” his friend says.

The student holding the phone nods, and...

    • 08
    • Dec

Cooking and eating healthy on a budget can sometimes pose a challenge, as some University of Kentucky students know. That’s why the Food Connection recently hosted its first college chef class in “The 90” demonstration kitchen — a crash course teaching students to take control of their eating habits by learning new cooking skills.

Jennifer McMullen, life fitness teaching assistant...

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    • Nov
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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    • Oct
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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