Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is to achieve excellence and to improve the health of the citizens of the Commonwealth, the nation and the world through research and scholarly activity, education and service. More specifically our mission is to prepare highly competent, reflective professionals who are leaders in kinesiology and health promotion, contribute to the knowledge base in these professions through basic and applied research and scholarly activity, prepare professionals who can work with diverse populations to enable and empower them to become life-long learners, and provide professional services to public and private organizations.




Largest Major at UK






in Awarded Grants/



Research Labs


I am the next World Changer
Health Promotion
Life Fitness Program Ultimate Frisbee
Life Fitness Program
I am the Next Physical Education and Health Teacher
“I Am the Next…”
Exercise Physical Lab
Exercise Science Lab