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Kinesiology Department


A program equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, professors with extensive experience as educators, coaches and researchers, and courses covering athletic training, coaching, exercise physiology, fitness leadership, physical education, teacher preparation, sport and exercise psychology, sport management, and pre-professional training for the allied health fields.

Health Sciences

For additional Health Sciences specializations in athletic training, chiropractic, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy, visit our Health Sciences Program.

Health Sciences

Faculty Spotlight

Jennifer McKenzie '01, Ph.D.

"Besides knowledge of how the human body moves, the desire to never stop learning, and the willingness to try new things, I hope students leave Kinesiology courses knowing how much we truly care about them as people."

Jessica L. Ford, Ph.D.

"What I think is most notable about the Kinesiology program itself is that there are tons of opportunities for students to get real world experience that mirrors the roles and responsibilities that they will have within their respective careers post-graduation."

Diane L. Williams, Ph.D.

"I enjoy teaching students to think critically about the history, context, cultures, and potential of sports and physical activity. I encourage students to apply the theories and research to their own experiences, bringing the texts to life through examples, questions, and discussions."

Headshot of Tracey Ackah.

Meet our students Class of 2022: Tracey Ackah

Tracey Ackah, Kinesiology major with a minor in Psychology, honed her skills in classes like Developmental Psychology and as a student teacher at Robert Moton Elementary School for an Adapted Physical Education course. She'll take those skills with her when she graduates and pursues her plan to become an occupational therapist.

Connect With Us

Dr. Jennifer McKenzie

Department Chair

Phone: 410-386-4001

Office: Gill Center 032


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