About the Department

The Department of Kinesiology at Penn State is committed to providing outstanding instruction and educational opportunities for our students; Our central focus is the study of physical activity as it ranges from basic mechanisms of human movement to the complex dynamics of physical activity in the context of human health and well-being. Our scholarship is pursued from multiple perspectives, i.e., cells to societies, using basic, clinical, social science, and humanities methodologies; and providing outstanding service and outreach to the field of kinesiology and our community.

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to, and accountable for, advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.

The Pennsylvania State University Department of Kinesiology is proud to be part of the American Kinesiology Association and the National Academy of Kinesiology.

American Kinesiology Association

National Academy of Kinesiology