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.





    • 19
    • Sep
  The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion partnered with the 2018 Roots and Heritage Youth STEAM Summit, on Saturday, September 15th at the STEAM Academy at 123 West Sixth Street to showcase the fields of Exercise Science and Physical Education. Drs. Rosie Lanphere, Heather Erwin, and Jill Day, lead a group of KHP club, Living Learning Program, and...
    • 13
    • Sep
University of Kentucky College of Education associate professor Dr. Melinda J. Ickes co-wrote an editorial on e-cigarettes that appeared in the Friday, Sept. 7 edition of the Herald-Leader. Ickes is director of the Go Tobacco-free initiative to promote tobacco-free college campuses. She co-wrote...
    • 11
    • Sep
Congratulations to Monica Mundy, Ph.D. student in Health Promotion, who was recently accepted as a DREAM Scholar Associate. The DREAM Scholars program is supported by the University of Kentucky's College of Nursing, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET). As a DREAM Scholar Associate, Monica will receive pilot funding up to $2,500 and up...
    • 15
    • 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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