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
Professor and Chair of Kinesiology Jane Kent has been named one of the three recipients of the 2021-2022 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards by the office of the vice chancellor for research and engagement.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Sofiya Alhassan has been named one of the ten winners of the 2021 UMass ADVANCE Faculty Peer Mentor Award.
Graduate students from across all SPHHS departments tell us why they love UMass, why they chose to attend, and what their education has given them.