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 2017




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PAWS Institute 2017

The 8th annual UK PAWS (Physical Activity and Wellness Schools) Institute was held June 19, 2017 at Tates Creek High School. This professional development opportunity, offered for health and physical educators, is organized each year by Dr. Aaron Beighle and Dr. Heather Erwin of the Kinesiology & Health Promotion (KHP) Department. Keynote speakers this year were Jo Dixon from...
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Pictured (L-R): Halie Kennard & Allie Hall leading students in making a pledge to be bully-free. On March 31st, elementary education majors in both Dr. McMullen’s & Ms. Brown’s KHP 380: Health Education in the Elementary School classes took part in a health fair at Warner Elementary School in Jessamine County. Students in KHP 380 implemented age-appropriate, health-based learning...
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    • Mar
John W. Hall, Ph.D., Associate Professor Emeritus, died February 13, 2017 at Baptist Health, Lexington. He was a retired associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in Special Physical Education from the University of Oregon in 1975. Before coming to UK, he was an assistant professor...
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    • Dec
Kyle Waterstone got his start as an intern for the NCAA and is now a Director of Athletic Compliance at the University of Southern California.  Between the two jobs, he came to the University of Kentucky College of Education where he earned his master’s degree in sport leadership in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Waterstone admits he was...
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