Kinesiology

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Explore the Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers four areas of study for majors: exercise science; health and physical education; health sciences; and sport management and leadership. 

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.
 

Athletic training

Health Sciences

Health Sciences

This program of study will prepare you for a range of careers in the large and interdisciplinary healthcare field.

Sport studies degree student

Sport Management and Leadership

Sport Management and Leadership

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

  • The Effect of Headgear Use on Concussion Injury Rates in High School Lacrosse
    Trish Kelshaw is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research promotes prevention and management strategies for concussion in sport, with the ultimate goal to promote safety.
    The Effect of Headgear Use on Concussion Injury Rates in High School Lacrosse
    Trish Kelshaw is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology. Her research promotes prevention and management strategies for concussion in sport, with the ultimate goal to promote safety.
  • Athletic training major completes NFL internship
    Joe Marinacci '21, a senior majoring in athletic training, completed an internship with the Los Angeles Chargers through the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS).
    Athletic training major completes NFL internship
    Joe Marinacci '21, a senior majoring in athletic training, completed an internship with the Los Angeles Chargers through the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS).
  • Gaining Valuable Hands-On Experience
    Francesca Picicci is an exercise science major from North Massapequa, New York and a COVID-19 tester for ConvenientMD. 
    Gaining Valuable Hands-On Experience
    Francesca Picicci is an exercise science major from North Massapequa, New York and a COVID-19 tester for ConvenientMD. 
  • Five Outdoor Education and Leadership students created a series of virtual activities to help educators engage their students in the online learning environment.
    Five Outdoor Education and Leadership students created a series of virtual activities to help educators engage their students in the online learning environment.
  • Name: Rebecca Daniels Hometown: Andover, MA UNH Major: Kinesiology: Exercise Science Graduation Year: 2016  What are you currently doing? I am a research coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital, working on exercise intervention studies to improve recovery following concussion. 
    Name: Rebecca Daniels Hometown: Andover, MA UNH Major: Kinesiology: Exercise Science Graduation Year: 2016  What are you currently doing? I am a research coordinator at Boston Children’s Hospital, working on exercise intervention studies to improve recovery following concussion. 

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