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A KiND Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics (KiND)! We offer undergraduate programs in the area of Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Science, SES) with Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Exercise Science, Human Performance, Physical Education K-12 Teaching, and Sport Administration as well as a Minor in Physical Education Teaching and a Minor in Sport Coaching.

In Nutrition and Dietetics, we offer a BS degree in Dietetics, a BS in Nutrition, a Distance Dietetic Program (DDP), and a Minor in Nutrition. We also offer a Dietetic Internship to help prepare student to become Registered Dietitians.

I also invite you to explore our Graduate Kinesiology (SES) programs and our Graduate Dietetics programs. KiND offers graduate degrees in Athletic Training (M.S.), Biomechanics (M.S. and Ph.D.), Exercise Physiology (M.S. and Ph.D.), Dietetics (M.S.), Dietetics with Dietetic Internship (M.S. with DI), Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (M.S. and Ph.D.), Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership (M.A.T. and Ph.D.), Sport Administration (M.S. and Ph.D.), and Sport Coaching (M.A.). These programs provide students in depth study while helping to develop critical thinkers with the tools for conducting meaningful research and assuming leadership positions in their respective disciplines.

KiND also has plenty of opportunities for students outside of the classroom. In addition to our numerous research opportunities throughout the department, I recommend taking a look at the UNC Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, the UNC Sport Marketing Research Institute, and the UNC Active Schools Institute to see how these experiences help enhance student education.

Again, thank you for visiting KiND, and please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you, and we would love to have you Be KiND!

David Hydock
Chair, Department of KiND

Leaders in Exercise, Physical Activity, and Sport

There is a long and distinguished history of Kinesiology (Sport and Exercise Science) at the University of Northern Colorado. The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics (KiND) prepares individuals to assume leadership roles in exercise, sport, and physical activity settings.

Our Kinesiology (or Sport and Exercise Science programs focus on many aspects of human movement and its application to sport management, physical activity and the quality of life. Students in SES focus on one of several areas of human movement, including physiological and biomechanical aspects of exercise, psychological and sociological aspects of physical activity, traditional and outdoor physical education, as well as the marketing and management of sport. Our degree programs prepare students to compete successfully for careers in the allied health industries, public school systems and sport management positions. Interested in physical education? UNC is Colorado's flagship institution for the preparation of physical education teachers.

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