UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - ABOUT

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

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

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

Email: kines@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

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.

SPOTLIGHT

Cross country skiingRemaining active during winter is important

Oh the weather outside is frightful …

But plopping down in front of the fire all winter long isn’t wise. In fact, stress several experts with the Department of Kinesiology, it’s imperative for one’s physical and emotional well-being that one stays active during the winter months.

“Not everyone is an ice fisherman, but winter presents a golden opportunity to do things you can’t do in the summer,” says Ron Carda, a faculty associate with the department. “I always tell people, rather than fight the cold and snow, find a way to embrace it.”

Check out what others within the Department of Kinesiology have to say about staying active during the winter here.

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