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PHOTO:  Paralympics

Kinesiology brings inclusive sports to students

April 13, 2017

JMU is leading the way in adapted sports and inclusive recreation education, due in part to the work of kinesiology professor Cathy McKay, who was inspired to organize the Paralympic Skill Lab.

PHOTO: David Gesualdi

Standing Ovation 2016: 2016 DCPS Excellence in Classroom Innovation, David Gesualdi

Spring 2017

Kinesiology graduate David Gesualdi (PHETE program) was selected as Washington D.C.'s teacher of the year for Excellence in Classroom Innovation! Congratulations, David!

PHOTO:Award for Greg Weisbecker

Gregory Weisbecker ('16, M.A.T.) recognized

Spring 2017

PHETE program graduate Gregory Weisbecker ('16, M.A.T.) was recently named 2017 Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Finalist for Fairfax County, Virginia. Congratulations, Greg! The kinesiology department and CHBS are proud of you!

PHOTO: Elliott WhiteAlumni highlight - Elliott White

November 28, 2016

Elliot White ('08) followed his passion for Kinesiology and is now CEO of True Fitness and Nutrition, a personal training gym in McLean, VA.

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Welcome from Kinesiology

PHOTO: Chris Womack

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >