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Kinesiology & Health Science

The Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS) Department at Utah State is committed to educating and serving students and members of both local and extended communities in the fields of kinesiology, health science, and recreation administration. Our department works toward this goal as we prepare students for careers in their fields through both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Within our department, there are four main classifications of our programs: kinesiology, health science, recreation administration, and activity courses.

Kinesiology is the study of the mechanics of body movement. Students studying disciplines in this area are able to pursue careers in exercise science, physical therapy, or physical education. Health science focuses on the knowledge of health and the application of that knowledge to improve health. Recreation administration focuses on providing meaningful activities and programs to help improve the quality of life for those they serve. Our department also offers an extensive elective lifetime-skill activity course program available to all USU students.

Under the direction of nationally recognized faculty, students are able to participate in innovative research methods and internships across the disciplines of study. The KHS department works to develop connections and relationships with the community through our programs to help improve the required internship experience of students. The department produces cutting-edge research in eight well-equipped laboratories to advance the understanding of human movement and motor behavior during physical activity.

Our Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

KHS News Stand Highlights

Share the Wealth Physical Education Conference

Share the Wealth Physical Education Conference


Dr. Hilda Fronske and students Christopher Hunsaker and Lane Bitner will be presenting at the Share the Wealth Physical and Education Conference in Jekyll Island, GA this coming January, 2022.

November 2021 Faculty Spotlight

November 2021 Faculty Spotlight


The Faculty Spotlight Series showcases the work of our incredible faculty. Faculty are selected to highlight the innovative and exceptional work that they accomplish and the work these faculty do from day to day to help our department run smoothly. This m...

Student Highlight - Gwen Sepp

Student Highlight - Gwen Sepp


Gwendolyn Sepp, a Freshman Kinesiology major with an Exercise Science emphasis, earned fourth and a podium spot at the USU Cycling Collegiate Mountain Biking National Championships in Durango, Colorado on October 15, 2021. We followed up with Gwen to ask ...

Additional news and updates are available through the KHS News Stand.


The Council on Education of Public Health (CEPH) wants to know how we are doing.

The Council on Education of Public Health (CEPH) welcomes public comments on the Health Education and Promotion Master of Public Health degree (HEP MPH) at Utah State University. As part of the CEPH review process, this open call for feedback is an invitation for you to contact CEPH directly with any comments you wish to share about the HEP MPH program at USU. The comments received will be considered along with all other accreditation materials we have submitted in our request for consideration to be a nationally CEPH accredited MPH Program. This call is open until March 14, 2022.

Please send all comments directly to the council at or by mail: Council on Education for Public Health, 1010 Wayne Ave., Suite 220, Silver Springs, MD 20910.

Visit the HEP MPH Webpage to learn more.

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