UT Tyler

Department of Health and Kinesiology

The University of Texas at Tyler

The Mission of the Department of Health and Kinesiology is to prepare students for success in the fields of health and the movement sciences. Further, the department aims to optimize human performance and promote healthy living through excellence in research and community outreach.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology offers undergraduate degrees in Health, Kinesiology, and Wellness, and graduate degrees in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Our degree programs offer a solid foundation in all aspects of Health and Kinesiology.

Graduates of our programs have moved directly into careers in various areas of health care, teaching, coaching, athletic training, business and research. Still others have used our programs as preparation for further education in graduate or professional schools.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology has excellent faculty supervising ongoing research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and the Texas Department of State Health Services.


David S. Criswell, Ph.D., 

Professor and Chair

More Information

  • The Lifespan Wellness Research Center

    The Lifespan Wellness Research Center is both a facility and a program, designed to positively influence health-related behaviors of individuals affiliated with the University and the wider community. Find out more ...

  • The Patriot Academy

    The Patriot Academy provides developmentally appropriate motor skill instruction for home-schooled children. In the process, the Academy serves as a lab for observation and instruction of kinesiology majors in the Department's teaching methods and motor development classes. Learn more ...


Health & Wellness Expo

UT Tyler


Come Increase Your Health Awareness!

FREE screenings
Various Wellness Activities
Demonstrations • Information
FREE T-Shirt & MORE!

April 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
UT Tyler - University Center

For more information
call 903.566.7031




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