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.

Whether in Denton or Frisco our department is connected with major local and global sports brands such as: FC Dallas; the Dallas Stars; Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation; Oklahoma City Thunder; FC Barcelona; Real Madrid; Liverpool FC and major sports product companies. Our professors come from across the USA and the globe bringing you high quality sports, fitness and health education you cannot find elsewhere.

KHPR at UNT is globally connected with research and study partnerships in Shanghai, China; Dubai and Qatar in the Middle East; Belize, Barbados, and St. Lucia in the Caribbean; Ghana and South Africa in Africa; plus Australia; the United Kingdom; Austria; Denmark and Russia. We are also developing possibilities for sports science students in kinesiology to visit the Sub2Hour Marathon Project field lab in Ethiopia to work with elite distance runners and we are creating new sports performance and sports management analytics labs in Frisco extending our reach well beyond Denton.

It is an exciting time to be at UNT and to be involved with all facets of human movement sciences and management. We look forward to seeing you in Denton or Frisco and to sharing our passion for sport, recreation, fitness and health.

John Nauright, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation