UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - ABOUT

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Main Office

School of Education
Unit II Gym
2000 Observatory Drive
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/262-0259
Fax: 608/262-1656

Email: kines@education.wisc.edu
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Thank you for visiting the Department of Kinesiology website.

The Department's mission is to research, teach and apply knowledge related to movement, exercise and human occupation with the ultimate goal of enhancing human health, productivity, and quality of life.  Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States, so the study of movement, exercise and occupation has the potential to dramatically impact health and quality of life.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Kinesiology to lead "Human Exercise" UW 2020 Project

A team of researchers is receiving funding through a new initiative designed to jump-start innovative interdisciplinary projects across the UW-Madison campus. This initiative is one of just 14 highly innovative research projects that were chosen from 134 submitted proposals. Currently, research involving nutrition, exercise or physical activity is scattered among a number of labs and clinics on the UW-Madison campus. The breadth, depth and impact of this research is limited by the lack of a centralized facility where researchers can conduct exercise-related studies and interact with each other regarding the wide array of variables that are affected by physical activity. The Human Exercise Research Core Facility will be a comprehensive, multidisciplinary core that facilitates research in this growing area of need.

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Kinesiology Undergraduate Program Graduate Recognition Celebration

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This May, the Department of Kinesiology will be hosting an event to recognize students who have completed our Undergraduate Program in the spring or summer 2016.  Graduates, their families and friends are invited to come and socialize with Kinesiology faculty and staff.  Formal invitations will be sent out shortly to students permanent addresses.  Please follow the link below for current information.


Graduation Event Information »

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