Kinesiology is an academic field where several disciplines intersect to comprehensively study all aspects of human movement—from the cellular level to the level of global physical cultures.
Whether it involves answering the present obesity crisis by promoting healthy exercise habits across the lifespan, teaching lifetime fitness to youth via physical education, making participation in physical activity more inclusive, or cultivating sport’s capacity to unite people across perceived cultural differences and social barriers, the Kinesiology faculty are working with others across academic disciplines and professional fields to create and disseminate the knowledge needed to meet the health-related challenges facing our global community today and in the future.
We are enthusiastic teachers, nationally recognized scholars, and active citizens of the State of Rhode Island concerned with improving the health and quality of life of people from all walks of life. We hold high standards for ourselves to be informed, ambitious, professional, socially conscious and ethical teachers, researchers, and citizens. We expect our students also to be life-long learners, exceptional professionals, and concerned, ethical, and inspirational citizens in their workplaces and communities.
With major specializations in Exercise Science, Health Fitness and Physical Education, the Kinesiology bachelor’s degree prepares students for careers in: physical education, fitness and wellness programs (whether corporate, commercial, community), clinical and hospital-based fitness and wellness centers, and cardiac rehabilitation. Undergraduate students specializing in Exercise Science can also use their bachelor’s degree as a stepping stone to pursue graduate programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant. The course work and related experiences (laboratory work, internships, and student teaching opportunities) provide students with the knowledge, comprehension, and proficiency in skills and techniques which will enable them to become competent and successful professionals. The Department of Kinesiology also offers graduate degree programs in Cultural Studies of Sport and Physical Culture, Exercise Science, Physical Education Pedagogy, and Psychosocial/Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity.
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.