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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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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.

PHOTO: Godwin Hall

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.

PHOTO: Jimmy Little

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.

PHOTO: Kiara Cox

Alumni Highlight - Ashley Bolton

February 5, 2014

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


  • December 8-12
    Final examinations
  • December 13
    Commencement begins at 10 a.m. in the Convocation Center.
  • January 12
    Classes meet as scheduled
  • January 19
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
    Classes do not meet.
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break.
Kinesiology 100 Information

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 >