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Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology shares the University vision to be the premier learning community in Michigan and one of the best in the nation. In concert with the Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services, we are dedicated to fostering a dynamic community of lifelong learners, skilled practitioners, and dedicated leaders.

The Department is committed to the creation, enhancement, and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of athletic training and exercise science. As agents of change, we strive to fulfill this commitment through exemplary scholarship, creative endeavors, teaching, technological involvement and service. In this pursuit, we encourage academic excellence -  the integration of academic disciplines and the quest for social justice based on a knowledge and appreciation of human diversity.

The Department of Kinesiology is housed in the Health and Human Services building which features state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms, a movement analysis laboratory and a human performance laboratory. In addition to the Department of Kinesiology, The Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services also includes the Departments of Occupational Therapy, Health Sciences, Nursing, and Social Work. Our excellent faculty, innovative curriculum, and outstanding on/off campus clinical experiences create a learning environment that leads to the successful development of our students which results in more than a ninety percent graduation rate.

Academic Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers three major programs: Exercise Science, Rehabilitation Medicine and Health & Physical Education/Teacher Education K-12 and two minors: Athletic Coaching and Health & Physical Education/Teacher Education K-12.


The Exercise Science (ES) major is built upon the outcomes of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 

CONTACT US.






Department Chair
David Berry
dcberry@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4504

Office
Health & Human Services Building 212