Division of Kinesiology

The Division of Kinesiology prepares students as leaders and innovators in careers in the public education forum and exercise science. We give students access and appreciation for all things kinesiology, emphasizing the biological basis to exercise and movement.

Our goal is to prepare students for the workforce while giving students an advantage over their peers if they choose to continue their studies. Students from our program have become scientists, physical therapists, dancers, doctors, coaches, athletic trainers, sports professionals, nurses and teachers. Your career path is as vast as your choices available.

We offer undergraduate degrees in applied exercise physiology, basic exercise physiology, dance science and motor behavior, among many others. Graduate degrees are offered in clinical exercise physiology, sports physiology, athletic training and sport management.

The department is an active member of the American Kinesiology Association and joins with them to promote the discipline of kinesiology as a field of study and to highlight its applications that affect all through research to enhance people's health.

Kinesiology Faculty

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Professor and Department Head
Degree Program:
Associate Professor
Expertise:
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Vascular Physiology
  • Genetics
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
michael-thornton
Clinical Assistant Professor
Degree Program:
Physical Education Teacher Certification
Clinical Professor
Expertise:
  • Sports Nutrition
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, West Point Faculty Development
Professor
Expertise:
  • amino acids
  • chronic disease
  • clinical nutrition
  • older adults
  • proteins
Degree Program:
ping-xiang
Professor
Degree Program:
Physical Education Teacher Certification
richard-kreider
Professor
Expertise:
  • Exercise & Sport Nutrition Laboratory
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
Professor
Expertise:
  • Exercise Physiology
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
Clinical Associate Professor
Expertise:
  • Cardiovascular Risk
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
Associate Professor, Division Chair
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
Professor & Assistant Provost, Office of Graduate Studies
Expertise:
  • Exercise Physiology
Degree Program:
M.S. and Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology
tony-boucher
Clinical Associate Professor
Expertise:
  • Athletic Training
Degree Program:
Master of Science in Athletic Training
Instructional Assistant Professor
Degree Program:

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