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.

In the Spotlight

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky

A publication from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter has been selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Editors’ Pick. The article, titled “Dogs as Support and Motivation for Physical Activity,” originally appeared in the July issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, the official clinical review journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill

Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill delivered the President’s Lecture to close the 27th Congress of the International Society for Biomechanics (ISB) held in Calgary, Canada. The lecture concludes his two-year term as president of the society.

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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.