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

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...

Kinesiology tape

Ask an Expert: Kinesiology TapeMay 4, 2015It first appeared in the public eye at the 2008 Summer Olympics. We wondered about the black lines stretched at bizarre angles across the bodies of the world's best athletes. It took a few days for announcers and viewers alike to figure out that the tape twisting across the shoulder...