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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

Fulfill your PE Requirement

Fulfill your PE Requirement

All physical education courses that satisfy UGA's PE requirement are taught by graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology. If you are unsure which class is best for you, or have some questions about the requirement, please download our information sheet first.

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.

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.

Support our programs

We aspire to be a global leader in creating physical activity knowledge, programs, and services while positively impacting the State of Georgia, the United States, and other nations by developing scholars and practitioners who study and promote physical activity, exercise, and sport.

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News and Events

Latest News

Alumnus honored by national organization for physical education

March 6, 2018
Brian Culp (B.S.Ed. ’99, Ph.D. ’05), a professor at Kennesaw State University, will receive the E.B. Henderson Award at the 2018 SHAPE National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

Graduate student shares expertise on NCAA panel

March 6, 2018
Marques Dexter is one of three students on at the annual event who are conducting research within intercollegiate athletics that relates to diversity and inclusion.

Not a guilt trip: New study looks at couples' path to staying in shape

February 23, 2018
Graduate student's project looks at how exercising with friends, with a partner and with an electronic tracker come together to keep older adults active.

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Upcoming Events


Registration Deadline for the Global Conference on Sport for Social Change

Submit your registration by March 27 to be a part of this year's Global Conference on Sport for Social Change.


Global Conference on Sport for Social Change

Please join us to commemorate the brave and powerful silent protest of the 1968 Olympic Games that ultimately sparked a global and domestic wake-up call on civil and human rights.


Exercise and Sport Science Information Session

Come learn more about the exercise and sport science major!


Spring 2018 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2018 spring and summer graduates from the College of Education!

Recurring Events

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.

Global Conference on Sport for Social Change

An annual conference to reflect on the progress, roadblocks, and the ongoing struggle toward equity and social justice.

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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