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Alumni Highlight - Josh Simons


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.

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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.

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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.


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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 >