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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 logo for American Kinesiology Association

Contact Details

  • Address:
    115 Ramsey Center
    330 River Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602

Department head: Janet Buckworth

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Academic Programs

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.

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.

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

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

March 29, 2017
Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.

Professor honored by UGA's African Studies Institute

March 15, 2017
Professor Rose Chepyator-Thomson will be awarded the Lioba Moshi Award for Service in African Studies during a banquet on April 18.

Researchers develop test to evaluate muscle health

March 15, 2017
New low-cost tool evaluates individuals with neurological injuries and illnesses.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
19

Kappa Delta Pi Spring Initiation Ceremony

Kappa Delta Pi's Spring 2017 Initiation Ceremony is held once a year to induct new members into the organization.

May
4

Spring 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 spring and summer graduating class!

Oct
16

6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

The 6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers on important and timely topics.

Oct
20

Innovation in Teaching Conference

The Innovation in Teaching Conference highlights innovative teaching practices among educators.

Recurring

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.

Recurring

Kinesiology Lectures

These lectures were established to honor alumni and are the centerpiece of the Kinesiology Research Day celebrating UGA Homecoming Weekend.

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