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Paulsen 2014
6/13/14:  Trevor Paulsen (ES '14) presents his research project at the 2014 NASPSPA Conference in Minneapolis.
Graduation Spring 2014
5/10/14: Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Graduates in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Education.
Graduation Spring 2014
5/9/14: Congratulations to the Spring 2014 Graduates in Sport Management and Kinesiology.
AT Awards
4/24/14: Congratulations to Dwayne Hagenow (far right), recipient of the 2014 Gordon A. Taylor Student Leadership Award.  Click here to learn more.
4/3/14: The WIU Adapted Physical Activity Motor Clinic receives the Program Recognition Award at the 2014 AAHPERD Conference in St. Louis.
2014 Phillips Run/Dog Walk
3/29/14:  2014 Donna Phillips Run/Dog Walk Participants.
Diving in the Bahamas - Spring 2014
3/10/14:  Scuba students participate in a 'shark circle' in the Bahamas over Spring Break.  Click here to learn more about the Scuba minor.
Shape Up Illinois 2014
3/19/14:  Physical Education and Exercise Science students participate in Shape Up Illinois in Springfield.
Cohen Lecture Spring 2014
2/24/14:  Dr. John Jakicic presents at the 5th Annual Cheryl J. Cohen Lecture.   Read more
Jason Williams
2/27/14:  Jason Williams, ES'10 will be on Campus!
KIN 151 Fall 2013
12/4/13: Students in KIN 151 participate in Jersey Day !  Still need to fulfill your Human Well Being requirement? Think Kinesiology!
11/21/13: Physical Education students attend the 2013 IAHPERD State Conference in St. Charles, IL
Department of Kinesiology


The primary mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to provide 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.

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