UT Tyler

Department of Health and Kinesiology

The University of Texas at Tyler

Preparing You for a Variety of Careers Related to Health, Education, Exercise and Science, Athletic Training, Fitness and Other Fields.

The Department of Health and Kinesiology offers undergraduate degrees in Health, Health and Kinesiology and Kinesiology and graduate degrees in Health and Kinesiology, 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.

Department Accomplishments

  • Ongoing research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Texas Department of State Health Services, and Trinity Mother Francis Hospital
  • Fourteen scholarly peer-reviewed publications by Department faculty in 2015
  • 100% passing rate on Physical Education Teaching Certification exam
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David S. Criswell, Ph.D., 

FACSM
Professor and Chair
903-566-7178
dcriswell@uttyler.edu

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  • 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 ...

The Annual Physical Education Workshop

UT Tyler

 

The department hosts an annual physical education workshop featuring a nationally accomplished physical education teacher as its facilitator every second week of October. The Sixth Annual Physical Education Workshop will be Oct. 7, 2016. Participants are drawn from physical education teachers and coaches in Upper East Texas; and PE teacher trainees from local colleges and universities. The workshop features a stimulating assortment of fun-packed, educational games and ideas not only focusing on participation and involvement for the large class, but that intrigue, engage and motivate students. Presentations provide all-inclusive, fun activities, which in turn minimize discipline problems and maximize participation. All activities are hands-on and every participant is actively engaged. Certificates are awarded to the successful participants. Sixth Annual Physical Education Workshop Information and Registration Form

For more information contact: Dr. Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, 903.565.5530; wnjororai@uttyler.edu or Judy Stanley, JStanley@uttyler.edu.

 

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