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Kinesiology and Sports Studies Faculty


The mission of the department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies at Eastern Illinois University includes:

  1. Professionally preparing our students to gain the experience and knowledge needed for careers in pedagogy, exercise science, athletic training, or sport management.
  2. Guiding student learning in the development of skills, habits, and attitudes that promote health and wellness.
  3. Providing advanced discovery and application of knowledge through guided research and creative activities.
  4. Encouraging the development of critical thinking and good communicationskills through professional growth opportunities and experiences.
  5. Promoting leadership through service at Eastern Illinois University and in professional organizations.