Kinesiology brings together people who study human physical activity from a variety of perspectives and at many levels of analysis. From molecules, genes, neurons, muscles of an individual performer, to sport in society, and the study of groups that promote and educate others about physical activity, the University of Maryland's Department of Kinesiology is unique in its depth and breadth. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

April 15, 2014 Congrats to Rian Landers-Ramos and Kristi Tredway!

Congratulations to Rian Landers-Ramos and Kristi Tredway for being awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship. The Wylie Dissertation Fellowships are one-semester awards intended to support...  Read More >

April 10, 2014 Dr. Carson Smith Addresses Pre-Med Students at Alzheimer's Research Night

Department of Kinesiology Associate Professor J. Carson Smith, a leading researcher in the effects of exercise and physical activity on human brain function and mental health, spoke to the UMD AMSA...  Read More >

April 8, 2014 Congrats to Dr. Carson Smith

Congratulations to Dr. Carson Smith who has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Kinesiology with tenure. This recognition is based on significant contributions to scholarship that...  Read More >

April 1, 2014 KSO and Team in Training plan 5k to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

KSO and Team in Training teamed up to organize the 1st Annual 5K to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The race was March 29th and began and ended at SPH. The rain didn't deter many...  Read More >

March 7, 2014 Eva Chin Awarded Grant to Develop Early Diagnostic Tool for ALS

Dr. Eva Chin, assistant professor of kinesiology in the University of Maryland School of Public Health, was awarded a TEDCO Maryland Innovation Initiative Award to support research focused on the...  Read More >

March 7, 2014 Breast Cancer Gene Could Play Critical Role in the Development of Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health have discovered that the BRCA1 gene, known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, plays a critical role in the normal...  Read More >