Mission Statement

The Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education aims to provide opportunities for the study of sport and exercise science. We also offers courses that fulfill requirements in the general education program as well as performance based courses for all students in the University.

The undergraduate academic major provides a broad foundation for professional courses that prepare students to be successful physical education teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, sport managers, and exercise specialists. We are committed to instructional excellence in these areas based on the most progressive theories and practices available. Faculty and students are encouraged to acquire disciplinary and professional expertise to solve problems in the field.

Our graduate program provides advanced study with tracks in pedagogy, adapted physical education, and athletic administration, as well as individualized courses of study. The graduate tracks provide opportunities to pursue permanent teacher certification, professional internships, practicum experiences, and necessary background for further graduate work.