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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.

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

Letter of recommendation: Working alongside friends and family

May 1, 2017
Former doctoral student Elizabeth Hathaway shares one of her memories from the Ramsey Center.

Alumni spotlight: Brig. Gen. Maureen LeBoeuf

May 1, 2017
‘Picking up a pamphlet can change your life’

Skip the soda, opt for the stairs to feel more energized

April 21, 2017
A midday jolt of caffeine isn't as powerful as walking up and down some stairs, according to new research from the University of Georgia.

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Upcoming Events

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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