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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    • Jun
Alex Spencer (right) receiving the 2018 BIG award at the annual ACSM Meeting. Congratulations to Alex Spencer, a graduate student in Biomechanics, who received the 2018 ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG) Student Research Award. This award recognizes exemplar achievement by promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. Alex's research for this award centered around developing a new method to measure...
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    • May
Back Row - Seth Eckler, second from right; Ryan Mason, far right                         Doctoral students, Seth Eckler (Education Sciences) and Ryan Mason (Exercise Science), received their Graduate Certificate in College Teaching & Learning, Spring 2018. This certificate prepares graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and current faculty for the full range of responsibilities at institutions of higher education. The 12-credit-hour Certificate, including a...
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    • Apr
LEXINGTON, Ky. (From UKNOW - April 5, 2018)  It’s a well-known fact that sexual desire ebbs and flows throughout the life of a long-term relationship for a number of reasons. Questions like "What factors increase and decrease desire?" and "How can couples work through those factors?" have long been topics of interest for researchers and clinicians, but dozens of studies...
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    • Mar
The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) honored University of Kentucky College of Education student Barry Phillips as a "Major of the Year" during the organization’s 133rd National Convention & Expo in March in Nashville, Tenn.  The award celebrates outstanding undergraduate students in the health, physical education, recreation and Barry Phillips dance professions who are nominated by a...
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