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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

Eggy benefits

May 9, 2018
UGA researchers to determine if egg consumption can improve bone strength and cognitive function in children.

Former military find a home at the College of Education

April 29, 2018
The next generation: A growing number of veterans now call the College home.

Media mention: Baker quoted in Washington Post

April 20, 2018
The star of this year's NCAA women's basketball tournament has to draw a shaky line between her athletic abilities and the experience on a national TV show, he says.

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events planned for Kinesiology at this time.

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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