School of Kinesiology
The School of Kinesiology offers exceptional academic programs, distinguished faculty, and a vibrant research lab dedicated to promoting optimal health and enhancing the quality of life through physical activity. We offer several undergraduate programs of study that prepare students for a host of professional careers and opportunities. Students interested in graduate study can pursue a Master of Science degree in Athletic Training. We also offer a Kinesiology concentration within the Ph.D. in Education. Our Sports Medicine Assessment Research and Testing (S.M.A.R.T.) Lab allows faculty to conduct evidence-based research in the areas of lower extremity injury prevention, neuromechanical assessment of lower extremity, concussion, and maintaining quality of life throughout the lifespan. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels our dedicated faculty are engaged teachers and leaders in their fields, guiding educational advances, promoting growth in their professions, and engaging in innovative research.
Our purpose is to educate high-quality professionals through a variety of innovative experiential learning opportunities to improve the physical performance, health, and well-being of the community across the lifespan. We do this by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and using evidence based-practices to develop professional leaders.
- Engage in programmatic curricular advancement.
- Devise a plan to recruit students for SOK programs.
- Evaluate programmatic needs to maintain accreditation.
- Cultivate a culture of scholarship and evidence-based practice.
- Develop a strategy for the PhD in Kinesiology to rank in the top 25 National Academy of Kinesiology.
- Implement innovative quality learning experiences in didactic, laboratory and practicum/internship courses.
- Athletic Training Program: Dr. Amanda Caswell
- Kinesiology Program: Dr. Jacqueline McDowell (undergraduate); Dr. Joel Martin (graduate)
- S.M.A.R.T. Lab: Dr. Shane Caswell