The Kinesiology curriculum includes a course of study which emphasizes the scientific principles involved in human movement. Utilizing a multi- and inter-dimensional approach across the curriculum, the Department of Kinesiology prepares students for successful careers in exercise science and teaching K-12 physical education. We also provide a strong foundation in terms of pre-professional training for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine and other health related fields.

The department offers two majors:

The Department of Kinesiology (formerly Physical Education and Human Performance) has a long tradition of excellence and numerous esteemed alumni. By coupling our programs of study with the College’s liberal arts curriculum, our mission is to prepare graduates who are not only trained in a specific area of the profession, but who are also developed as persons possessing distinctive and desirable cultural and spiritual attributes, with training in reason and logic, who have extensive knowledge of fundamental scientific processes and practical applications.

Our faculty have expertise in:

  • adapted aspects of physical activity, recreation, and sport;
  • athletic training/injury prevention
  • biomechanics
  • exercise physiology
  • exercise science
  • motor learning
  • pedagogy of teaching physical education
  • psychosocial aspects of physical activity, exercise, and sport
  • sport history
  • sport sociology

Furthermore, we have a well-earned reputation for producing excellent physical educators and high quality exercise science professionals (including great success at the graduate level!). 

If you have any questions at all or would like to come check us out in person, please let us know. Email the department chair, Dr. Jeff Cherubini at or call 718-862-7222.

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