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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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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.

Support our programs

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

Kinesiology academy honors 2 professors

October 18, 2016
The National Academy of Kinesiology has admitted Evans and McCullick as fellows.

Study: New high school heat guidelines 'very successful'

September 20, 2016
Rules governing high school athletes have gone a long way to prevent exertional heat illness, according to a new study by the Georgia High School Association and researchers at the University of Georgia.

Study reinforces dangers of football's early practice days

August 23, 2016
The four-year study evaluated the rates of exercise-related heat illness among NCAA football players at 60 colleges across the United States.

Upcoming Events


Fall 2017 Deadline to Submit Pre-Application Essays for COST Program

Submit your pre-application essay by Nov. 1 to be considered for the fall 2017 COST program.


Exercise and Sport Science Information Session

Come learn more about the exercise and sport science major!


Teaching Teens Alumni Panel

Come learn from College of Education alumni about what it's like to teach teens today!


Olympism, Exchange, Friendship, and Peace

Olympism, Exchange, Friendship, and Peace


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.


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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