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, Sport Leadership, and Sport and Exercise Psychology. 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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    • 19
    • Feb
Taylor Dinyer Taylor Dinyer, a Kinesiology and Health Promotion scholar, received the second place research award in the master’s level student division at the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting. Dinyer’s presentation was titled, “Low Intensity Resistance Training to Failure on 1RM Strength in Untrained Females.” Her research is focused on the examination of...
    • 05
    • Feb

Melinda Ickes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Health Promotion in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, is working with colleagues and students to implement the Bingocize® program in Certified Nursing Facilities as part of a three year project approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Bingocize® is a preventive health promotion program which combines the...

    • 21
    • Dec

Mindful Monday A Success!

Mindful Monday took place December 4th from 6-8 p.m. at the William T. Young Library Starbucks. To help alleviate stress during dead week and promote awareness, individuals were exposed to self-care techniques, breathing exercises, biofeedback games, essential oils, and took part in a visualization exercise. The thirty attendees left with a goodie bag that included affirmation cards, self-care tips,...
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