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, Illinois state teacher Licensure in physical education, dietetics, nutrition and foodservice management, and related areas. The same goal holds true for graduate students in ability diversity, sport and exercise psychology, wellness and fitness management, exercise physiology, human movement performance, strength and conditioning, and sport management. To promote physical and mental well-being, in a progressive and inclusive environment, the department also provides a variety of General Education fitness, sports, and nutrition 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.