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Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport

The mission of the University of South Alabama Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Sport is to enhance theory and practice, scholarship and service, about, in, and through human movement, healthy living, physical activity, and sport.

The department emphasizes the cross-disciplinary foundations of health, kinesiology, and sport while providing both theoretical and practical knowledge related to the biological, physical, socio-cultural, philosophical, and psychological factors underlying health and all forms of physical activity and sport.

Graduates from this program can gain immediate entry into a number of physical activity, health and sport related jobs or can seek advanced study.

Undergraduate Programs

Programs include Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health and/or Physical Education Teacher Certification, Recreational Therapy, Sport Management and Recreation Studies, Health and Wellness, Performance Nutrition, and a Coaching Certificate.


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Graduate Programs

Masters level programs include Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Health or Physical Education Teacher Certification, and Sport Management. A doctoral program for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Exercise Science and Performance Nutrition is offered.


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