The mission of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Kinesiology is to create, interpret, transmit, and apply knowledge related to movement, exercise, and human occupation with the ultimate goal of enhancing human health, productivity, and quality of life.
The Department of Kinesiology offers programs with a focus in health, movement, and physical activity.
The Department of Kinesiology offers a variety of graduate programs.
Certificates and Special Programs
While balance training may not necessarily sound fun to most adolescents, video games typically do. And for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, video games that improve their balance by teaching them yoga and tai chi poses also improve their posture, reduce the severity of their autism symptoms, and influence the structure of their brains.
Students in UW–Madison’s Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program have teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to share ideas for games kids can do at home with their families during the holiday break from school.
Former Badgers football standout and current Miami Dolphins linebacker Vince Biegel wore a special set of cleats during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants that spotlighted — and eventually will help raise funds for — UW–Madison’s Adapted Fitness program.