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JMU Hosts the Second Annual Ability Olympics


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

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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.

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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Centers Team Up for Inclusive Summer Camp

September 25, 2014

During the week of July 7th-10th, children from ages 3 to 16 gathered in JMUís Godwin Building for an inclusive youth camp experience. The Morrison-Bruce Center and Empowerment3 started this camp experience for children of all ages and all abilities.

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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.


  • Monday, August 31
    Fall Semester Begins
  • November 23 - 27
    Thanksgiving break Ė 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 >