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.


PAWS Institute 2016

    • 09
    • Aug
College of Nursing Professor Ellen Hahn, PhD, RN, FAAN, and College of Education Assistant Professor Mindy Ickes, PhD, recently received $100,000 from the CVS Health Foundation for their Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP): Linking K-12 Schools and Community Colleges project. Drs. Hahn and Ickes intend to build a cadre of committed peer health educators from two campuses of a tobacco-free community and...
    • 02
    • Jun
Elementary education majors in Dr. Whitney’s KHP 380: Health in the Elementary School course read to children as part of a mini-lesson and clinical experience at Warner Elementary School on Monday, May 16th.  The books were related to health topics, including but not limited to personal hygiene, safety, physical activity, and bullying.  The elementary students were then involved in discussion...
    • 02
    • Jun
LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 24, 2016) — Chana Akins, DeShana Collett, Melinda Ickes, Huajing Maske and Seungahn Nah of the University of Kentucky were among 41 fellows who recently completed the third Bluegrass Academic Leadership Academy, an initiative of the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium. The Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium and the Academic Leadership Academy is managed by Bluegrass Tomorrow. “The desired outcome,” said...
    • 25
    • May
Since health/P.E. teacher Lisa Hager prefers that students be active and alert, she welcomed a chance to test out a half-dozen standing desks in her classroom at Southern Middle School. “In the past I have used stability balls, so they knew I was open to the idea of kids not having a traditional setting,” she said of the UK researchers....
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