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Department of Kinesiology

The University of Texas at Tyler

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





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 in early October. The Eleventh Annual Physical Education Workshop will be Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. 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. Eleventh Annual Physical Education Workshop Information and Registration Form 

For more information contact: Tina Taylor, 903.566.7031;



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