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The Department of Kinesiology at Penn State has a rich history of research, scholarly accomplishments, and scientific training in a wide array of specializations.

Projects span the physical, life, behavioral, and social sciences — together with the humanities as they relate to human movement and physical activity.   

Our esteemed faculty members explore research projects that will preserve the quality of life and everyday movements for future generations — including initiatives in athletic training and sports medicine, exercise physiology, motor control, the history and philosophy of sport, the psychology of physical activity, and much more.