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 doctoral student Rob Marcotte

Doctoral student Rob Marcotte received the “Best Student Oral Presentation” award at the 2019 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), held June 26-28, 2019 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). She will begin her two-year term at the ISB's 27th Congress being held in Calgary, Canada from July 31-August 4, 2019.

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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.