Department of Kinesiology

The mission of the BS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science is to prepare students for careers in various sport, health, and wellness-related areas, as well as to prepare students for graduate study in Exercise Science or in a health-related professional school. The coursework in exercise science educates students in the fundamental concepts and laboratory techniques necessary to understand human physiological function during exercise and physical activity.

Kinesiology majors concentrating in Physical Education are prepared for careers as educators.  The program focuses on promising teaching methods and instructional models used in elementary and secondary schools.  Early field experiences are embedded within these methods and content courses and serve as preparation for the culminating student-teaching internship. Students also take courses in the exercise sciences, which are foundational to teaching physical education.

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Professor Jonathan Wingo, Department Head
Office: 1002 Wade Hall


Department Head
  • Jonathan E. Wingo
  • Matthew D. Curtner-Smith
  • Michael Esco
  • Mark T. Richardson
  • Oleg Sinelnikov
  • Jonathan Wingo
Associate Professors
  • Michael Fedewa
  • L. Brent Hardin
Assistant Professors
  • Elroy Aguiar
  • Kevin Crombie
  • Changki Kim
  • Hayley MacDonald
  • Lee Winchester
Clinical Associate Professors
  • Colleen Geary
  • Margaret Stran
  • Elizabeth A. Woodruff
Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Zachary Rightmire


Physical Conditioning

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the knowledge base underlying proper physical conditioning of the body and appropriate techniques for participation.

Horseback Riding

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to participate in horseback riding.

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