Kinesiology and Sports Studies

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Student will complete a course on careers in Kinesiology and a course on structural kinesiology, the study of muscles and movement. Teacher certification students will complete both lecture and activity classes to provide them with knowledge and experience in physical education for all grade levels. An interest in sports, coaching, and fitness would be important for students in this major. The Kinesiology and Sports Studies Department has outstanding faculty who have real-world experience and stay current and active in their field. The faculty involve students in research activities and have a genuine interest in the students success.

Hours Required


Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

Pedagogy, Sport Administration, Exercise Science

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Typical Starting Positions

Physical Education Teacher, Coach,

Study Abroad Opportunities

University of Winchester Study Abroad Program, COST, Toronto for Teachers

Research Opportunities

Independent Study Faculty/Student Collaboration

Student Professional Organizations


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Faculty Research Interests

Physical Activity and Aging, Psychomotor Assessment and Competence, Teacher Effectiveness, Sports Pedagogy, PE Teacher Education, Endurance Training, Athletic Training Education, Athletic Trainers in School Settings, Body Composition, Cardiopulmonary Function with Activity, Evaluation of Obesity, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Physical Activity and Rehabilitation, Diabetes Prevention and Management, Metabolic Syndrome, Music and Exercise, Achievement Goal Theory, Pitch Recognition Ability in Baseball, Sports Marketing, Economics of Sport, Sport History, Muscular Adaptations of Resistance Exercise Programs

Faculty Honors & Awards

Larry Ankenbrand - Outstanding Teacher Award for the KSS Faculty (2010) Mark Kattenbraker – Outstanding Teacher Award for the KSS Faculty (2011) Kevin Hussey - AAHPERD / NAGWS Service Award March 2011 for 21 years of Presentation Service, March 2011 Brent Walker - Scientific Programming Division Head-Elect, Association for Applied Sport Mark Kattenbraker - Vice President – IAHPERD Tony Oliver - 2010 = Vice President Elect, Adults – IAHPERD, 2011-current = Vice President, Adults - IAHPERD Stacey Ruholl - IAHPERD SE District Treasurer Kevin Hussey - Head Badminton Coach for the Junior Pan American Championships, Dominican Republic, 2010; USA Badminton Coach, China, 2009; Phyllis Croisant – 2009 Graduate Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Jeff Willardson – Faculty Achievement and Contribution Award: Research & Creative Activity (2010) Stacey Ruholl – Faculty Achievement and Contribution Award: Teaching (2010) Dr. Phyllis Croisant – Faculty Achievement and Contribution Award: Service (2009) Dr. Brian Pritschet – Faculty Achievement and Contribution Award: Service (2009) Brian Pritschet – IAHPERD Service Award (2009) Brent Walker – Mental Training Consultant – U.S. Soccer and U.S. Paralympic Soccer Teams

Kinesiology and Sports Studies, Lantz Arena 2506
Contact Name: Mark Kattenbraker, Chair
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