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.
In the Spotlight
Jane Kent, professor and chair of the kinesiology department, has been named a 2020 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.
From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.
Kinesiology senior Katelyn Pennell is forging her future by taking advantage of all the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has to offer. Through her experience gained from her Athletic Training Internship with the UMass Amherst Football team trainers, she was able to create her own internship focusing on strength and conditioning.