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Department of Kinesiology

School of Health & Human Performance

250 Health and Human Performance Building



Joseph Starnes, Professor and Head of Department

Professors Chen, Ennis, Gill, Goldfarb, Martinek, Williams

Associate Professors Davis, Etnier, Jamieson, Karper, Schmitz, Shultz, Wideman

Assistant Professors Henning, Kornatz, Newcomer

AP Associate Professors Kocher-Brown, Poole, Richards

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to prepare professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate levels through excellence in teaching, research, and service so that they may encourage enhanced performance and quality of life of all citizens of the Piedmont Triad and beyond through active lifestyles and lifetime physical activity.

Transfer Students

Students who enter the UNCG Exercise and Sport Science major as transfers in the junior year should expect to take at least an extra semester of work unless they enter with a strong background in science (BIO 111, 271, 277) and physical education activities. For those students seeking Teacher Licensure who are also required to complete a second academic concentration, the time commitment may be further extended.

Accelerated Master’s Program for ESS Majors

Interested students should see Accelerated Master’s Programs for Undergraduates for details about the B.S. in Exercise Science & Sport Studies—Sports Medicine/M.S. in Exercise Science & Sport Studies—Athletic Training program requirements.