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

    • 29
    • Apr

KHP Awards Ceremony

The KHP Annual Awards Ceremony took place on April 21, 2016. Dr. Stephanie Bennett, coordinator, served as emcee. Lizz Gentry was recognized as the Lovaine Lewis Scholarship recipient for the second year in a row. The Hackensmith Award winners were also recognized. This award is given to students who demonstrate outstanding character, leadership, professionalism, and academic achievement. The nominees in each category...
    • 22
    • Apr
A 10-year partnership has generated a vibrant give-and-take cycle that benefits students and P.E. staff in Fayette County Public Schools and in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. By exchanging ideas and practicing new approaches, both sides benefit from a perpetual stream of innovative classroom strategies.
UK researchers are...
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    • Apr
On Friday, April 1st, elementary education majors in Dr. Whitney's & Mrs. McMullen's KHP 380 course (Health Education in the Elementary School) designed & implemented learning stations for students in grades K–5 at Warner Elementary School in Jessamine County on important health topics. Such topics included: Sugar in Foods, Sun Safety,, & Dental Health.  The learning activities were a...
    • 04
    • Mar

Dr. Abel Receives NSCA Award

Dr. Mark Abel, faculty member in the Exercise Science program, has been selected to receive the 2016 NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Tactical Strength and Conditioning of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the NSCA TSAC Conference in San Diego, CA on April 26, 2016 during the Opening...
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