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.

 

News

Concussions in Sports

Concussions in Sports: The State of PlayAugust 25, 2015Better diagnostic tools and increased attention to concussions at the NFL level have dramatically altered public perception of concussions. UNC Charlotte Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator Bret Wood explains why one of the most dangerous injuries athletes face can also be one of...

High Heels

High Heels and Ankle Issues: A Trainer's Advice on How to Stay on Your FeetJuly 6, 2015A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear, according to a UNC Charlotte expert. The study, published this month in the International Journal of Clinical Practice (IJCP), found that wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle...