Kinesiology

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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 & Leadership

Outdoor Education & Leadership

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.
 

  • 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. 
  • Name:  Sean McGrimleyHometown:  Seneca Falls, NYMajor:  Physical Education & Health PedagogyGraduation Year:  Undergraduate 2010, Graduate 2011 What are you currently doing?I am currently teaching elementary physical education at Little Harbour School in Portsmouth, NH.  Along with teaching...
    Name:  Sean McGrimleyHometown:  Seneca Falls, NYMajor:  Physical Education & Health PedagogyGraduation Year:  Undergraduate 2010, Graduate 2011 What are you currently doing?I am currently teaching elementary physical education at Little Harbour School in Portsmouth, NH.  Along with teaching...
  • Faculty Spotlight
    Name: Michelle Grenier Title: Associate Professor Department: Kinesiology  What is your research about? I work with teachers and students (both with and without disabilities) in the physical education setting, examining how teacher practices can enhance student learning across social, physical and...
    Faculty Spotlight
    Name: Michelle Grenier Title: Associate Professor Department: Kinesiology  What is your research about? I work with teachers and students (both with and without disabilities) in the physical education setting, examining how teacher practices can enhance student learning across social, physical and...
  • 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...

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