Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology in the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement, investigating the mechanical, neurological, biochemical, physiological, and behavior components of human movement. The Department offers a wide range of academic programs including:

Kinesiology majors use tools from molecular biology, neuroscience, engineering, medicine, and computer science to work on unique problems in a diverse array of settings that include laboratories, hospitals, health and wellness centers, and field environments. They are prominent in the health and fitness industry, in the health care system, and in the growing biotechnology industry, particularly in areas related to cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and metabolic health.

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UMass Amherst Kinesiology major Colleen Sands

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently named Kinesiology major Colleen Sands ‘18 a Rising Researcher for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences seeks to fill two positions in the Kinesiology Department at the lecturer and tenure-track level in the area of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors. 

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The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement, investigating the mechanical, neurological, biochemical, physiological, and behavior components of human movement.