Kinesiology Student Organization (KSO)

This organization's goal is to help Kinesiology students succeed in school and beyond, and to enhance the sense of community within the Kinesiology department. Members will both help plan and attend Kinesiology-related social events, community service events, and career development events (e.g. speakers, workshops) to learn more about their field and build stronger relationships with each other, faculty, and alumni. New members are always welcome!

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Some Upcoming Events:

  • Socials like pick up soccer games and a "Queso for K-SO" cheese party for kines majors
  • MCAT information session
  • Guest Speaker Events
  • Volunteer Opportunities with KEEN, Blood Drives in SPH, and more
  • Relay For Life
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Fun Spring Event for Local Children
  • Fundraisers
  • Study Groups
  • Much More!!

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Pre-Physical Therapy Association (PPTA)

The Pre-Physical Therapy Association is a student organization that is directed towards students who are seeking a career or are interested in physical therapy. This organization is designed to prepare students for entrance into a professional curriculum for Physical Therapy at institutions that offer professional advanced degrees. Our goal is to be an effective organization that guides its members to become competitive candidates for PT school. We prepare our members by organizing meetings regarding GREs, PT school applications, resumes, community service, different paths in the PT field, plus much more.

Phi Alpha Epsilon (PAE)

Phi Alpha Epsilon (PAE) is a local honorary society open to undergraduate and graduate students in Family Studies, Health, Kinesiology, & Physical Education.The organization was founded in the fall of 1952 by students and faculty of the college that would recognize academic achievement and promote professional development. Members make a commitment to provide service to the college, university, and community.

Students are invited to join PAE after they have achieved junior standing and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a minimum of 24 credits at UMD.