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A video tour of the Human Performance Lab showcasing the facility and research conducted there.

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Alumni Highlight - Josh Simons

December, 2015

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.

PHOTO: Syerra CesarJMU Program Custom-Designs Bikes for the Disabled

December 8, 2015

or some, a bicycle means an affordable and environmentally friendly way to commute. For others, itís the excitement of speedy descents down rugged mountain trails and now, for one Harrisonburg teen, itís a promise of independence.

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Alumni Highlight - Courtney Connors

November 4, 2015

I love being part of a movement to promote healthy lifestyle modification for patients who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. This is something I am very passionate about because I think that if the education is available for patients who are at risk, this might help prevent future cardiac events.

PHOTO: PresgravesEntrepreneurial Spirit Fuels Presgraves to Make a Splash in Food Truck Venture

October 30, 2015

Kinesiology major and varisty swimmer, Amanda Presgraves, works with the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Small Business Development Center to bring a healthy food truck to JMU.

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Alumni Highlight - Katie Gorman

September 4, 2015

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


  • January 11
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 18, Monday
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Classes do not meet.
  • March 7-11
    Spring Break. Classes do not meet.
  • May 5-7
    Commencement Ceremonies
Kinesiology 100 Information

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 >