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Alumni Highlight - Ashley McConkey

Ashley McConkey reflects on her time at JMU and how it prepared her for a position as a strength and conditioning coach at United States Performance Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Jimmy Little ('99) Named Maryland Middle School Teacher of the Year

Fall 2014

1999 JMU graduate, Jimmy Little was presented the 2014 Maryland State Middle School Teacher of the Year award by MAHPERD.

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Alumni Highlight - Ashley Bolton

February 5, 2014

Ashley Bolton shares her experiences after JMU including graduate school and an internship in Africa.

PHOTO: Students runningSusan Nye Motivates a Community Into Motion

January 10, 2014

Susan Nye, a professor in the department of kinesiology, is the founder of the Central Bearís Mileage Club, a nonprofit organization that encourages children and adults to achieve individual running goals.

PHOTO: Alec McKenzie

Alumni Highlight - Rob Bardinas

December 1, 2013

A background in kinesiology molded a sound foundation for a career in physical therapy. Rob Bardinas shares his journey from JMU to becoming a licensed physical therapist.

PHOTO: Tillery Duval Fitness Career Just Made Sense

November 4, 2013

For Michelle Tillery-DuVal, pursuing a kinesiology degree and fitness career just made sense. Since graduating in '10, she's been working at the RMH Wellness Center as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and full time fitness specialist.


  • November 24-28
    Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
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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 >