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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

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

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.

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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Latest News

A way to perk up your day with a jolt of exercise

November 8, 2017
The next time you head to the vending machine for a can of caffeinated soda, just keep on walking—that exercise will likely wake you up more than the drink.

Sport management takes hold in an emerging market

November 8, 2017
A new partnership he formed with China’s Southwest University of Finance and Economics is well timed, offering a unique opportunity for both University of Georgia students as well as Chinese scholars.

Erasing the line between learning and play

November 8, 2017
What if a child's energy release can also help reinforce what’s being learned in the classroom? An ongoing project explores this effect.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
14

Fall 2017 Graduation Convocation

Come celebrate the 2017 fall graduates from the College of Education!

Jan
28

Abstract Submission Deadline for the Global Conference on Sport for Social Change

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most iconic and pivotal moments in the history of sport and the Olympic Games: When sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter dash, raised their black-gloved fists in a black power salute on the medal podium.

Mar
1

Registration Deadline for the Global Conference on Sport for Social Change

Submit your registration by March 1, 2018, to be a part of the first Global Conference on Sport for Social Change.

Apr
3–4

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.

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

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.

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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