Recognizing that physical activity is vital for all people, the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University seeks to:
- Discover new knowledge and advance the understanding of the role of physical activity in attaining optimal health and well-being
- Educate members of society and prepare future professionals
- Promote healthy lifestyles through life-long activity and learning
The department serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students annually and has a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. The department supports state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in applied physiology, muscle biology, musculoskeletal injury, biomechanics and ergonomics, sport business and physical education pedagogy. In addition, many faculty are influential members of their respective national and international organizations.
Students interested in careers in public school teaching should refer to the programs in health and physical education. If you are interested in a career in fitness, wellness or cardiac rehabilitation refer to the programs in exercise science. Students interested in a career in the sports industry, should refer to the sports administration program.
Doctoral programs are available for future students who already hold a master’s degree or equivalent and are interested in advanced training for teaching and research in sport science, Physical Education Teacher Education, or Sport Administration.
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Welcome from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health. Our dedicated faculty, innovative research laboratories, and enriching academic programs revolve around one goal: moving lives forward. Kinesiology is the study of movement, the lifeblood of society. KH students prepare for careers in settings as diverse as the elementary school classroom, the cardiac rehabilitation unit at a hospital, or the front office of a professional sports franchise.
Blaise Pascal said, “The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.” I invite you to become a part of the thriving KH movement. Explore our programs in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Health and Physical Education. Meet our faculty members; they’re leaders in their field, constantly engaged in the discovery of knowledge that has direct impact on human lives. Better yet, come visit us in our strategically vital downtown Atlanta campus.
We look forward to meeting soon.
Dr. Jacalyn Lund