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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    • 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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    • Oct
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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