Resources for Students & Educators

Diversity & Inclusion in our Curriculum

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  • K150: Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Equity
    • Open to all students
  • K353: Health and Physical Education in a Multicultural Society
    • Declared in PETE, Kines, or HPHE and Jr Standing
  • K355: Socio-cultural Aspects of Physical Activity
    • Declared in Kines or PETE and Satisfied Com A requirement
  • K370: Planning, Facilitating and Assessment in Movement and Health Professionals
    • Declared in PETE or HPHE
  • K487: Athletic Healthcare: Contemporary Perspectives
    • Open to all
  • K501: Theory-based Health Education and Health Promotion Programs
    • Declared in PETE, Kines, or HPHE and Jr Standing
  • K547: Skills for Health- methods and Practicum of Teaching Health
    • Open to all
  • K566: Promoting Health in the Community
    • Kines 370 is a requisite


Adapted Fitness and Personal Training

The Adapted Fitness and Personal Training program in the Department of Kinesiology is led by Tim Gattenby. This program offers physical activity classes for students and community members with permanent and temporary disabilities.  It is through the many volunteers, field experience students and interns that we are able to serve the growing number of clients that participate each semester. 

Please visit their website for more information and instructions on how to get involved as a participant or a volunteer! 

Scholarships & Grants Oriented for Underrepresented Populations

Programs identified with “(university-wide)” are available to UW students. For many of these resources, eligible individuals can apply using the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH Hub). For more information, see program specifics below.

Programs identified as “(external)” are national or international programs. Please see the program websites for more details.

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  • PEOPLE (Precollege Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) (university-wide)
    • College prep program dedicated to students across Wisconsin to prepare them for success in applying for college admission to a University of Wisconsin System institution, with an emphasis on UW-Madison. Students are accepted in 8th grade and can be supported through their senior year of college. PEOPLE is a scholarship program that works with students of color, low-income students, and first-generation college students to provide individualized attention by teaming up with students, families, teachers, and counselors to navigate the college admission process and optimize opportunities for success. PEOPLE operates under the Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer’s Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement of UW-Madison. Yearly applications open in January.

For Bachelor’s Degrees 

  • McNair Scholars Program (university-wide)
    • The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program creates a bridge to graduate education for undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society.
  • First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Learning Community Scholarship Program (university-wide)
    • Full-tuition, four-year scholarship program for seniors in high school or freshman in college applying to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Individuals who are interested in contributing to the community by upholding the three pillars: Academics, Arts, and Activism are invited to apply. 

For Undergraduate Research

For Graduate Degrees 

For Research Projects 

Those wishing to be connected with department opportunities, please contact Stephanie Trigsted.


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Campus Resources


  • Student organizations
    • Examples: African Cultural Studies Student Association, African Students Association, Asian American InterVarsity, Asian American Student Union, Chinese American Student Association, Diverse-OT, Filipino American Student Organization, India Students Association, Japanese Student Association, Korean & American Student Performers, Korean-American Student Association, Lao and Cambodian Student Association, Latinx Student Union, Malaysian Student Association, Mecha de UW Madison, Multicultural Greek Council, Multicultural Student Nurse Organization, Muslim Students Association, Pakistani Students Association, Rootz Afro-Caribbean Dance Team, Wisconsin Surma Fusion Dance Team, Vietnamese Student Association, Women in Scientific Education and Research (WISER), Wisconsin Association of Black Men, Wisconsin Black Student Union, Wunk Sheek

Mental Health Resources

Reporting Bias/Hate Incidents

The Department of Kinesiology believes there is no place for bias or hate in the department. Students who experience bias/hate are encouraged to report the incident(s) to the University or seek support through UHS or the Multicultural Student Center to receive support. University employees are encouraged to contact the Ombud’s office (608-265-9992) with any concerns.  



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