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PHOTO:VAPHERD Awardees

PHETE students receive awards at conference

February 14, 2019

PHETE professor Cathy McKay and three students, Victoria El'Azar, Erin Woods and Jenna McMahon, were recently recognized at the VAHPERD convention.

PHOTO: Cam Sutton

Student interview series - #CHBSChats with Cam Sutton

February 7, 2018

Senior kinesiology major Cam Sutton spoke about the different research projects he has been involved in, including his work with kinesiology professor Stephanie Kurti.

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Kinesiology teaching assistant Harrison Toney wins marathon

December 11, 2018

Congratulations to all participants in the Rehoboth Seashore Marathon held on December 8.

PHOTO:Alex Popescu Kinesiology student finds passion in summer internship

November 12, 2018

Senior kinesiology major Alex Popescu's internship at Overlook Medical Center, a hospital located in Summit, New Jersey, ignited a passion for working with residential patients.

PHOTO: Interns in australiaInternships in Australia result in life-changing experiences

November 9, 2018

The JMU Internship in Australia is designed to provide students in kinesiology, sports and recreation management and hospitality management a global internship experience.

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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 >