Message from the Chair

The Department of Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is fully committed to providing our students the most contemporary degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels that will best prepare our students in the professions and careers they embark upon.

In addition to our degree programs, the Department continues to fulfill its mission by conducting research and disseminating this work in the most respected journals in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine and Genomics Research. Research conducted by our nationally and internationally known scholars utilizes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach in trying to better understand the physiological effects and genetic influences of physical activity, aging, cardiovascular function, as well as the neuromechanical consequences of lower extremity joint pathology. Faculty within the Department have developed meaningful and productive areas of research that continue to be well-funded by various agencies within the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources.

The Department of Kinesiology is also committed to providing courses and services to the University community and the Charlotte region that encourages life-long movement, while also advocating and promoting healthy living through activity. The vision of the Department of Kinesiology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is to continue to expand upon our quest for knowledge through research, and insistence upon excellence and professional preparation with our educational programs.

As you navigate through our website, you will find information regarding our educational programs, and research focus. The Department of Kinesiology is committed to serving our College, University and community at-large through our degree programs and scholarly pursuits. I hope you find our website most informative and that you Choose to Move!

-Dr. Ryan Kilmer, Interim Chair