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PHOTO:Cathy McKay PHETE professor wins educator award

September 17, 2018

Kinesiology professor, Cathy McKay, has been recognized as a College/University Health Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (VAHPERD).

PHOTO: Kendall  DrakeAlumni Highlight - Kendall Drake

September 6, 2018

Learn more about how Kendall's practicum revealed a love for working with geriatric populations and influenced her career.

PHOTO:Cathy McKay

Madison Vision Fund brings McKay's project to life

August 22, 2018

Your gift to the Madison Vision Fund reinforces JMU’s campuswide commitment to preparing citizens who lead lives of purpose.

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Kinesiology students published in journal

June 21, 2018

Recent graduates published in the spring 2018 VAHPERD journal.

PHOTO:David Gesauldi

Congratulations to David Gesualdi '07!

June 4, 2018

David was named the 2018 Washington D.C State Health Educator of the Year by DC Shape!

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Kinesiology 100 Information

Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Janet Wigglesworth

Faculty and students in our department examine human movement from a physiological, biomechanical, developmental and psychosocial perspective. Undergraduates receive a B.S. in Kinesiology, with coursework focusing on either Exercise Science (ES) or Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE). More >