The UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology presents an Open Forum on the Future of Kinesiology as a Discipline featuring guest speakers:
Dr. Loretta DiPietro
Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
Dr. Larry Bruce Gladden
School of Kinesiology
Auburn University, AL
Dr. Robert Gregor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California, CA
Here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at universities across the nation, enrollments in Kinesiology departments have demonstrated unprecedented recent growth. Over the past ten years our graduating majors have gone on to medical schools, graduate programs in kinesiology and public health, programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and nursing, and positions in fitness and strength and conditioning. Increasingly, our students are providing their specialized expertise to the growing biotechnology industry, particularly in areas related to metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular health.
Please join us for an Open Forum on the Future of Kinesiology as a Discipline. As part of this forum, each of our esteemed visitors will deliver a short (15 min) presentation on their thoughts on the topic. A panel and open discussion will follow.