Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

Sport and Event Management Laboratory

Research Labs

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation fosters cutting-edge research toward an in depth understanding of the nature and functioning of human beings in their physical, health, and leisure behaviors and the programs which facilitate the enhanced quality of life.

Department Chair's Welcome

Dr. NaurightWelcome to the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas. I am excited to be a part of our fantastic team here as we deliver world-class research and academic programs to the wider community. We offer majors in kinesiology, public health, and recreation, event and sport management as well as a BBA in sport management at UNT’s New College in Frisco.

Graduate Programs

Graduate degrees specializing in Sport Pedagogy prepare candidates for successful careers as scholars, leaders, and teachers in a variety of higher educational settings, and leaders, teachers or coaches in physical education and physical activity programs.

Professional Links

Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
https://www.coe.unt.edu/kinesiology-health-promotion-and-recreation

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
http://www.nih.gov

Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov

International Engagement

Visiting Scholars

Yujiao Hu: East China Normal University

Research interests: Physical education teacher education, preservice-teacher’s professional development

Facilities and Equipment

Sport Pedagogy Lab

Research

Research Goals

  • Examining supportive physical and social environment, achievement motivation, physical activity, and health outcomes in the school and community settings
  • Assessing physical activity, sedentary behavior, physical fitness, motor performance, and health outcomes in the laboratory and field settings
  • Studying determinants/correlates of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and physical
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