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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    • Nov

KHP Students Represent UK at KAHPERD

The Department of Kinesiology & Health Promotion was well represented this year at the Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD) annual conference on Nov. 13th and 14th in Lexington, KY.  Several of our Health Promotion graduate students conducted poster presentations on topics such as tobacco-use, smoke-free public housing, classroom-based physical activity, and the role of the...
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    • Oct
Anna Buchanan, Health Promotion graduate student, has designed a program for UK students and young adults as a part of Dr. Mindy Ickes' KHP 609 class - College Health Promotion. The project, useLEX|moveLEX|fitLEX, promotes physical activity by utilizing free resources in and around Lexington, KY. The goal of the project is to help students explore Lexington's natural areas while...
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    • Oct
Campus Recreation is hosting a couple of fun fall activities. Join other students on the Johnson Center Blue Courts to enjoy Pumpkin Painting, Halloween Hip Hop and more on October 3, 2017 at 6:30. Then on October 12, you can be center stage on Kroger Football Field! Come and participate in Yoga in the largest studio in Lexington from 7-8 PM....
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    • Sep
Lexington, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2017) – (From UKNOW) The University of Kentucky's tobacco-free ambassadors are teaming up with American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) and over 20 other leading health organizations to celebrate the first-ever Kick It, Kentucky! week. From...
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