Kinesiology is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the science of human movement. Its four basic elements – biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, and physiology – are integrated to allow kinesiologists to address a wide variety of questions. In recent years, the field of kinesiology has evolved toward less emphasis on sport and a much stronger focus on an understanding of human movement and the role of physical activity and exercise in health and disease. To those ends, kinesiologists 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.
in the spotlight
Congratulations to the SPHHS Class of 2015! Follow the link to view slideshows from our Senior Recognition Ceremony.
Judi Bruno LaBranche, Lecturer of Kinesiology, has won the 2014-2015 College Outstanding Teacher Award for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS).