Beyond the Classroom: Forging Her Future

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.

Kinesiology at UMass Amherst

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.

Reaching beyond our borders

Through hands-on activities and demonstrations, graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology introduced concepts of applied kinesiology to a group of international high school students.

UMass Women in Science: Sofiya Alhassan

Sofiya Alhassan, associate professor of kinesiology at UMass Amherst, researches ways of improving children's health. It's this impact that she believes draws students to her field, including many female undergraduates. To these students she tells an important message: get involved early and don't be afraid of making mistakes.

Innovative health interventions

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky is leading the UMass Amherst Behavioral Medicine Lab in the SPOT Study, assessing the effects of obedience training on the dog-owner bond and human-health outcomes.

Cutting edge anatomy

New technology is transforming the teaching of anatomy and physiology at UMass Amherst. The nationally ranked Kinesiology Department has acquired two Anatomage tables, enabling deep exploration of the human body without dissection of real cadavers.

Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst

Kinesiology faculty and students are featured in this video for the Institute for Applied Life Sciences at UMass Amherst. They are investigating and developing new methods of innovative healthcare treatment, and supporting entrepreneurial and manufacturing partnerships with industry. Visit