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Along with studying the latest biomechanics, physiology, and health and wellness principles, our students learn instructional methods for teaching motor coordination, sport skills, physical fitness, and teamwork at various age levels.

Our contemporary program includes diverse learning opportunities from lectures in the classroom to student teaching and other experiential learning opportunities available in our research laboratories and through service learning course mechanisms. Our comprehensive program teaches instructional methods as well as the latest principles in health, wellness, biomechanics, and more.

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  • Address:
    115 Ramsey Center
    330 River Road
    Athens, Georgia 30602
Faculty and staff

Academic Programs



Work closely with one of our renowned faculty members and help pay for your education through one of our many graduate assistantship opportunities.

Research labs

Research labs

Our state-of-the-art labs allow you to focus on sport instruction or the study of movement, among many other specializations. Learn more about the Sport Instruction Research Lab and the Movement Studies Lab.'



Our graduates go on to work in schools and athletic programs at many levels, and keep a strong connection to the Department of Kinesiology. Keep us updated with your latest news.

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Physical education is the process of teaching physical activities, sports skills and physical fitness to all segments of the population. It is taught as a course to elementary, middle, high school, and college students to improve their motor coordination, physical fitness, and develop teamwork skills.

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Latest News

Alumnus named Pac-12 Coach of the Year; wins division title

December 16, 2016
During his fourth season coaching the Buffs, Mike MacIntyre (M.Ed. '91) led the University of Colorado to a 10-2 overall record and an 8-1 conference record, securing the Pac-12 South Division title.

Alumnus named new athletic director at San Diego State

December 15, 2016
John David Wicker (M.Ed. '97), whose appointment at SDSU started Nov. 28, most recently served as the senior associate athletic director for operations at Georgia Tech.

Yli-Piipari quoted in Washington Post on validity of conducting research studies with mobile phones

June 7, 2016
According to Yli-Piipari, researchers can do very little to prevent participants from entering fake data with mobile apps, such as Apple's ResearchKit.

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