Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology!

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to promote optimal health and well-being by encouraging life-long movement and activity in a variety of populations through scholarly research, teaching and service. The Department of Kinesiology consists of a dynamic faculty and staff that strives to meet our mission by offering contemporary and rigorous baccalaureate degree programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Respiratory Therapy, Neurodiagnostics & Sleep Science, and an MS degree program in Kinesiology. Moreover, the Department contributes significantly to the interdisciplinary PhD programs in Biology and Health Services Research. Collectively, these curricula have been strategically implemented to prepare and develop students to be professionals within the many disciplines of Kinesiology.



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Athletic Training Alum Saves High School Soccer Player's Life
November 19, 2015

On an otherwise unremarkable afternoon, athletic trainer Heather Teague was making her rounds at Charlotte’s Providence Day School team practices, when a feeling in the pit of her stomach made her stop. Teague trained her eyes on one of the school’s many athletic fields.  She hadn’t been...

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VIDEO: The Science of the Sprain: The Aftermath of Ankle Injuries
November 18, 2015

For years, ankle sprains have been thought of as a painful annoyance, something you can recover from quickly with proper treatment. But new research at UNC Charlotte is calling into question the long term effects of the injury. Tricia Hubbard-Turner, an associate professor in...