2015 Cohen Lecture - October 13th

Dr. Steven Blair
2015 Cohen Lecturer

New Student Welcome Fall 2015

Welcome to our New Undergraduates in Athletic Training,
Exercise Science and Physical Education

Graduation Spring 2015

Congratulations Graduates!
Spring Commencement May 16, 2015

Phi Epsilon Sigma Tree Planting 2015

Student Organization donates tree to Brophy Hall
Phi Epsilon Sigma students plant tree on May 1, 2015

St. Louis 2015

Sport Management students see Cubs vs. Cardinals
at Ball Park Village in St. Louis on May 7, 2015

Kathy Schniedwind Spring 2015

Kathy Schniedwind, MS, ATC
Speaks on Leadership Development on April 23, 2015

Phillips Run 2015

6th Annual Donna Phillips Run/Dog Walk
March 28, 2015

Graduation Fall 2014

Congratulations to the Fall 2014 Graduates
in Exercise Science and Physical Education

Graduation Fall 2014

Congratulations to the Fall 2014 Graduates
in Sport Management


Congratulations to WIU Physical Education Students
2014 IAHPERD Superstars Champions

Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology provides a sound comprehensive education for students preparing for careers in athletic training, exercise science and fitness, state teacher certified physical education, and related areas. The same goal holds true for graduate students in exercise science, pedagogy and adapted physical education, sport management, sport and exercise psychology, and wellness promotion and fitness management. To promote physical and mental well-being, the department also provides a variety of General Education fitness and sports courses for all Western Illinois University students. In addition to classroom responsibilities, the department strives to advance knowledge in the domain by means of original research works and supports the University and community through service activities.

American  Kinesiology Association Logo The Department of Kinesiology at Western Illinois University is a charter member of the American Kinesiology Association.




The Athletic Training Program was first recognized in November 1972 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Division of Professional Advancement as being an approved curriculum for athletic training and is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).




The Physical Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).