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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On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion collaborated with the Johnson Center to partner with the American Cancer Society to promote healthy living as part of UK Tackles Cancer week. Representatives from ACS, the UK Wellness Ambassadors, and UK’s Tobacco-free Take Action promoted healthy living initiatives during tabling at the Johnson Center. Those stopping by...
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    • Oct
Ever thought about visiting Costa Rica? Interested in Study Abroad? Mindy Ickes, Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at UK, is inviting students to participate in a Study Abroad Program (PDF) in Costa Rica this summer. "We will be traveling to Costa Rica May 24 through June 21, 2017. Our program has classes in Health Promotion, Spanish, and Latin American...
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    • Oct
College of Education Assistant Professor Elizabeth Fettrow-Whitney, Ph.D., and College of Agriculture, Food, & Environment Senior Extension Specialist Nicole Peritore, M.S recently received a $159,586 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture, for their K – 8 Health Education curriculum & professional development project.  The overall goal of the project is to equip...
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Sports are an intrinsic part of the American life — bringing folks together on the field, in the backyard and around the TV. But sports are also bringing people together in an even bigger way — people from different continents, cultures and walks of life — thanks to a...
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