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We create and disseminate new knowledge related to physical activity, sports, and physical education. We prepare scholars and researchers, physical education teachers, and sport specialists to deliver education, sport, and rehabilitative services for all segments of society. This includes special populations such as children, the elderly, athletes, and persons with disability, injury and disease.

We offer degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level in exercise science, physical education and sport management. These programs will apply knowledge, principles, and methods from the behavioral, biological, medical, and physical sciences to the study of physical activity and sport.

The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association

Contact Details

  • 115 Ramsey Center
    330 River Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Department head: Janet Buckworth
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Programs available

Bachelor's Degrees

  • BSEd in Athletic Training Our nationally accredited program prepares you to become a certified athletic trainer through clinical experience, lab work, and hands-on classroom learning.
  • BSEd in Exercise and Sport Science Delve into the science of physical activity, exercise, and sport to prepare for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, and more.
  • BSEd in Health and Physical Education Teach health and physical education in Georgia schools while studying the latest advances in biomechanics, physiology, and health and wellness.
  • BSEd in Sport Management Open up diverse career opportunities though our flexible program in sport management, emphasizing business principles and opportunities to tailor your course of study.

PE Courses at UGA

PE Courses at UGA

Every undergraduate student at the University of Georgia is required to take a course in physical education. All PE courses are taught by graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology.

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Research Labs

Research Labs

By working in the Ramsey Center, students enjoy a wealth of hands-on experience in our many research labs. Work closely with faculty and peers who share your research interests.

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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

In the Department of Kinesiology, there are assistantships available in three areas: research, labs, and teaching. Gain professional experience while earning tuition remission.

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We aspire to be a global leader in creating physical activity knowledge, programs, and services by developing scholars and practitioners who study and promote physical activity, exercise and sport.

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Latest News

Researchers work to change athletes' perception, reporting of concussions

Feb 5, 2016 Filed under: research, press release

Just days before the kickoff of Super Bowl 50, University of Georgia researchers are announcing a study addressing ways to reduce the stigma surrounding concussions, an injury so commonly associated with football.

Five Bulldog 100 companies have ties to College

Jan 4, 2016 Filed under: alumni, kudos

This year's winners with College of Education ties include BOS Staffing, Breda Pest Management, Hairbow Supplies Etc., Social Empowerment Center and Southern Tradition Tailgating.

For kinesiology student, medical school is next on agenda. Sleep? Not so much.

Dec 18, 2015 Filed under: media mention, students and faculty

Not only is Marjorie Butler a starter for the University of Georgia's women's basketball team, but she's balancing her studies with another rigorous process—applying to medical school.

Upcoming Events


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Ramsey Lecture Series
The Bernard B. Ramsey Lecture Series is produced by the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Education.


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Athletic Training High School Workshop
This three-day comprehensive workshop will expose the high school student to the field of sports medicine and athletic training.

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