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Alumni Highlight - Josh Simons


A BS in Exercise Science led Josh Simons to a job as an Exercise Specialist, where he decided to pursue becoming a traveling Physical Therapist.

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Alumni Highlight - Katie Gorman

Fall 2015

Katie Gorman reflects on how her practicum experiences at JMU led her to pursue research while earning a MS in Exercise Physiology.

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Dukes Represent in San Diego

June 2, 2015

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) took place May 26-30 in San Diego, CA and JMU was well represented.

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JMU Hosts the Second Annual Ability Olympics

May 12, 2015

On April 17th and 18th JMU faculty, students and families from all around Virginia gathered to participate in the second annual Ability Olympics.

PHOTO: Prediabetes StudyCollaborative Study Tests Prediabetes Interventions

November 3, 2014

Students and faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies are partnering with Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital to test exercise and nutritional interventions in sedentary, prediabetic men and women.


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    Fall Semester Begins
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break no classes held
  • December 14 - 18
    Final examinations
  • Saturday, December 19
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Welcome from Kinesiology

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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 >