Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Welcome Image BG Welcome Image

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.


PAWS Institute



    • 26
    • Feb
Rena Goodwin Rena Goodwin, graduate of KHP’s Teaching and Coaching master’s program (2017) (Co-chairs: Dr. Marc Cormier and Dr. Heather Erwin. Committee member: Dr. Jeff Reese) received the 2018 Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Thesis Award from the American Psychological Association. Her thesis, entitled Self-Stigma, Attitudes, and Preferences When Seeking Mental Health and Sport Psychology Services: A Student-Athlete...
    • 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...

View All News & Events