Department of Kinesiology

Welcome! The Department of Kinesiology offers premier education in the fields of physical education, coaching and exercise science. Our programs (undergraduate and graduate) will prepare you to be a K-12 physical education teacher, sport coach, strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer or to enter graduate programs in health fields such as physical and occupational therapy.

Our faculty is fully dedicated to the success of the students in the program. The coursework will be demanding, but our faculty will be with you every step of the way.

The faculty has an outstanding publication record, and there are plenty of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work in cooperation with faculty members in scientific projects.

Take your time exploring our website to determine if one of our majors fits your career path and let us know if you have any questions (

Fabio Fontana, Ph.D.
Department Head, Kinesiology
College of Education
University of Northern Iowa