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Our exercise faculty members are nationally recognized in areas including biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise psychology.

Students get hands-on experience through small class labs and internships, or they may join department research projects on topics including weight loss, disability, and measuring physical activity with tracking devices. Our graduates go on to become fitness specialists, personal trainers, sports performance professionals and other professionals in the allied health medical fields.

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    115 Ramsey Center
    330 River Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602
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Exercise and sport science gives students in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Faculty for core classes are nationally recognized experts in the field. Students in this major have an interest in human movement to enhance health and fitness or for sports performance. Students may apply this knowledge to the general population, as well as to specific populations such as children and older adults, athletes, and individuals with chronic diseases, conditions, or disabilities. The coursework, in addition to research labs and practicum experiences, allows students to pursue national certifications, professional and graduate programs, and jobs in the profession.

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Latest News

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

September 7, 2017
Professor Kevin McCully's device makes it easier to diagnose and treat problems such as fatigue, muscle weakness, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure.

Kinesiology professor recognized for work with undergraduate research

March 30, 2017
Kevin McCully will be honored by CURO in April for his research mentorship and commitment to students.

Cris Escalera: 'Education can change your life'

August 1, 2016
The senior exercise and sport science major created a community health fair and works in the Biomechanics Research Lab.

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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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