Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health



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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University.  We invite you to visit our site and learn more about our department and the opportunities we offer.

Through teaching and cutting-edge research, our students specialize in one of two academic areas: Exercise Science and Sport Management. Our program in Exercise Science educates students in the life sciences for careers in a variety of areas including medicine, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, and exercise physiology. The program in Sport Management prepares our students for careers in the world of sports business including marketers, athletic directors, and facility managers.

Our Department offers graduate studies in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and in Global Sports Business.  Finally, it is the home of many specialized centers, focusing on the health and well-being of people of all ages.

Please take time and look around our site, or better yet, stop by Loree Gymnasium and say hello!



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Living Well : Rutgers Conference on Lifestyle and Health

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University, in partnership with the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Office of Summer & Winter Sessions presented a Living Well Rutgers Conference on Lifestyle and Health, June 8th & 9th, 2019.  Participants learned how even small changes in lifestyle can significantly improve health and well-being at the Rutgers Living Well Conference. Our interdisciplinary team of scientists and practitioners showed participants how they are able to:

  • Improve physical and mental health through diet, activity, sleep, and stress management
  • Manage stress using mindfulness meditation, yoga, and other behavioral and cognitive strategies
  • Use simple change management and motivational techniques to break entrenched habits for better health
  • Apply these same principles and practices to help clients and staff members improve their health


DPT 4 plus 3 first accepted class

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 4 + 3 Program is excited to announce and welcome their first class of students.  After declaring Exercise Science as a major in Spring 2019 students underwent a competitive application and interview process.  The following five high achieving and stand out students were accepted into the Class of 2022 Pre-Physical Therapy (PT) Concentration:  Joseph Renda, Jesus Rufino, Christian Kim, Madison Passarella, and Wen Shao.  On behalf of the DPT 4+3 Program and Department of Kinesiology and Health we would like to say Congratulations and wish them the best of luck throughout their academic career as they prepare to apply to a DPT Graduate Program!



Upcoming Events

Sep 18; 08:00AM - 10:00AM
Declaration Meeting
Sep 26; 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Declaration Meeting
Oct 02; 08:00AM - 09:00AM
Mandatory Spring Internship Meeting
Oct 29; 09:00AM - 11:00AM
Declaration Meeting
Nov 18; 07:00PM - 09:00PM
Declaration Meeting


Check out our new video on Exercise and Aging - Dr. Kaplowitz's students engage and exercise with New Jersey Senior Citizens.

Greece Study Abroad   Seize the opportunity and don't miss this once in a lifetime hands-on experience in exploring Greece. Touch, Smell, Taste, Be Involved!  Learn more here.

2019 International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports in Thessaloniki, Greece  
Dr. Sidossis was the keynote speaker and received an honorary distinction for his contribution to the Exercise Science field during the 2019 International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports in Thessaloniki, Greece

New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less  
The federal government has just updated recommendations for physical activity for the first time in 10 years




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