Mission and Vision Statement

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at UNC Charlotte is to engage a variety of populations and communities to advance optimal wellness through scholarly research, teaching, and service.


The vision of the Department of Kinesiology at UNC Charlotte is to be recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for its leadership in promoting optimal health and well-being through lifelong movement, physical activity, care and prevention of injuries, respiratory health, sleep hygiene, and nutrition.  This will be accomplished by serving diverse healthy and clinical populations through distinctive academic programs, excellence in scholarly research, and engaging the citizens of our region.

Diversity Statement

The Department of Kinesiology believes strongly that our intellectual community is enriched by the inclusion of diverse faculty, staff, and students.  We define this diversity broadly to include (but not be limited to) race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, age, education, socioeconomic status, and religion.  As a Department, we identify and promote practices and structures that support diversity development in the Department’s work.  We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to join our intellectual community.

The inclusion of underrepresented groups across the Department is important: (1) to address and understand health and wellness disparities, (2) to facilitate the inclusion of diverse leaders with diverse ideas within the discipline, and (3) to cultivate an inclusive civil discourse among diverse parties.  We are committed to providing the support necessary for the success of all members of the Department.