Kinesiology

Explore the Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers five areas of study for majors: athletic training, exercise science, health and physical education, outdoor education and sport studies. 

Athletic training

Athletic Training

Athletic Training

Study emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions affecting the fitness-conscious, the skilled professional athlete, or anyone engaged in physical activity.

Exercise science

Exercise Science

Exercise Science

An exercise science degree prepares you to work in physical activity programs of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation in hospitals, industry, and communities.
 

Health education

Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

Obtain dual teaching certifications in health and physical education from kindergarten through 12th grade.
 

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Share your appreciation for the outdoors--become a strong teacher and leader who can create and deliver enriching physical activity programs for people of all ages and abilities.
 

Sport studies degree student

Sport Studies

Sport Studies

Athletic administration, coaching, marketing,  and sports media, law and psychology--this interdisciplinary degree provides a foundation for careers in the sport industry.
 

  • NH Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health
    UNH Health and Physical Education students received the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards for Physical Activity and Health for Residents with Disabilities. The New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health, on behalf of Governor Christopher Sununu, aims to recognize those who...
    NH Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health
    UNH Health and Physical Education students received the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Awards for Physical Activity and Health for Residents with Disabilities. The New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health, on behalf of Governor Christopher Sununu, aims to recognize those who...
  • UNH Athletic Training majors Brooke Bergeron and Madeline Zimmerman were recognized by the New Hampshire Athletic Trainers Association (NHATA) as 2018 recipients of the NHATA Student Scholarships.
    UNH Athletic Training majors Brooke Bergeron and Madeline Zimmerman were recognized by the New Hampshire Athletic Trainers Association (NHATA) as 2018 recipients of the NHATA Student Scholarships.
  • Outdoor Inspiration
    Major: Outdoor Education Graduation Year: 2015, 2016G Born and raised on a small farm in Westmoreland, NH, I connected with the outside world throughout my childhood. Growing up I had the opportunity to creatively play outdoors, help around the farm, and fully embrace all that my small town had to...
    Outdoor Inspiration
    Major: Outdoor Education Graduation Year: 2015, 2016G Born and raised on a small farm in Westmoreland, NH, I connected with the outside world throughout my childhood. Growing up I had the opportunity to creatively play outdoors, help around the farm, and fully embrace all that my small town had to...
  • Major: Outdoor Education Graduation Year: 2015 I owe so much to the Outdoor Education program at UNH. I didn’t even know that I could be having this much fun for a living before I came into the program. The bar is set high for the standards they hold students for, especially in program design. Even...
    Major: Outdoor Education Graduation Year: 2015 I owe so much to the Outdoor Education program at UNH. I didn’t even know that I could be having this much fun for a living before I came into the program. The bar is set high for the standards they hold students for, especially in program design. Even...
  • Major: Sport Studies Andrew Marden has been the UNH Women’s Basketball Manager since his freshman year and has his sights set on becoming a Division I college basketball coach. Ever since he was in high school, Marden has known that he wants to be a coach. So naturally, when he began looking at...
    Major: Sport Studies Andrew Marden has been the UNH Women’s Basketball Manager since his freshman year and has his sights set on becoming a Division I college basketball coach. Ever since he was in high school, Marden has known that he wants to be a coach. So naturally, when he began looking at...

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