Department of Kinesiology

Exercise and sport science majors take coursework designed to prepare them for a number of vocations in fields related to kinesiology. These include private and corporate wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, and exercise physiology. In addition, the major prepares students for further study in kinesiology at the graduate level.

Physical education majors study as a cohort. The core classes taken are elementary, secondary, and advanced methods which teach students effective teaching styles and how to deliver different curriculum models appropriate for elementary and secondary students. Early field experiences are embedded within these methods and content courses and serve as excellent preparation for the culminating student-teaching internship. Students also take courses in the exercise sciences, which are foundational to teaching physical education, as well as general education classes.

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Associate Professor Jonathan Wingo, Department Head
Office: 1002 Moore Hall

The major in Human Performance (BSE) offers two programs of study:


Department Head and Associate Professor
  • Jonathan E. Wingo
  • Matthew D. Curtner-Smith
  • Mark T. Richardson
  • John Vincent
Associate professors
  • Michael Esco
  • L. Brent Hardin
  • Oleg A. Sinelnikov
Assistant professors
  • Michael Fedewa
  • Hayley MacDonald
  • K. Andrew R. Richards
  • Dylan Williams
Clinical assistant professors
  • Colleen Geary
  • Margaret Stran
  • Elizabeth Woodruff
Clinical instructor
  • Evan Enquist


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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