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Alumni Highlight - Rob Bardinas

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.

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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: 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.

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Undergraduate Internship Paves the Way for a Career

October 1, 2013

Double Duke, Greg Tidd, talks about his time at JMU. "I’ve always had a lot of dreams and ambitions and my time at JMU has made all of it possible!"


  • 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

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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 >