Department of Kinesiology

Exercise science majors take coursework designed to prepare them for a number of professions in fields related to kinesiology. These include positions in private and corporate wellness settings, as well as in service areas dedicated to cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, and exercise physiology. Additionally, 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 that teach students effective teaching methods 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.

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


Department Head and Associate Professor
  • Jonathan E. Wingo
  • Matthew D. Curtner-Smith
  • Michael Esco
  • Mark T. Richardson
  • John Vincent
Associate professors
  • L. Brent Hardin
  • Oleg A. Sinelnikov
Assistant professors
  • Elroy Aguiar
  • Michael Fedewa
  • Hayley MacDonald
  • Jacob Mota
  • Dylan Williams
  • Lee Winchester
Clinical associate professor
  • Elizabeth A. Woodruff
Clinical assistant professors
  • Colleen Geary
  • Margaret Stran
Clinical instructor
  • Neika Morgan


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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