Kinesiology is the science of human movement and physical activity. Kinesiology majors study how people learn new motor skills, the effects of exercise on the physiology and biomechanics of the human body, how to best treat and rehabilitate sports injuries, and much more. Classes in the Department of Kinesiology prepare students for certifications as Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Personal Trainers, Health Fitness Instructors, Exercise Specialists, Clinical Exercise Physiologists, and for graduate programs in Kinesiology, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Medical school and many others. Students can select one from three concentrations focused on teaching physical education, clinical exercise physiology, and human fitness and performance.
The Kinesiology Master’s graduate program features classroom and online courses. The Department collaborates with other UT campuses to offer the Online Master’s Degree in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology Department is also part of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Health Sciences program at UTEP, and graduate students can pursue their Ph.D. with Kinesiology faculty members as their major advisors.
The faculty members in Kinesiology are dedicated to life-long learning, personal growth and student success. In addition to teaching, faculty members advise students, and conduct numerous research projects. Research is conducted in our state-of-the-art Virtual Reality and Motor Control Research lab, the Metabolic, Nutrition and Exercise Research (MiNER) lab, the Stanley E. Fulton Biomechanics and Motor Behavior Lab, and in the Kinesiology Fitness Research Facility that houses the highly successful Physical Fitness in the Golden Age program.