Honors and Accomplishments

American Kinesiology Association logo

National Strength and Conditioning Association logo

National Recreation and Park Association logo

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation is a large diversified department with a variety of Academic Programs, a diverse and large group of undergraduate and graduate majors, and an effective of mix of teachers and scholars on the faculty.

KHPR's Kinesiology program has been listed as #1 in the DFW Metroplex and #8 in the State of Texas and one of the 10 most popular Kinesiology programs in the USA. KHPR’s Recreation, Event, and Sport Management program has been listed as one of the top 30 event management programs in the USA.

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation is a member of the American Kinesiology Association. The Kinesiology program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Education Recognition Program. The undergraduate degree in Recreation, Event and Sport Management is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association.


  • 1,524 undergraduate students
  • 82 Master of Science graduate students
  • 12 PhD student in collaborative doctoral programs
  • 2,500 students per year in physical education activity program

Faculty and Staff

  • 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty
  • 1 clinical professor
  • 8 lecturing faculty
  • 4 administrative staff
  • 23 teaching assistantships

Outreach Programs

  • Administration of Fitnessgram in public schools by current UNT Kinesiology majors
  • Service Learning program in KINE 3020 (Special Populations); work with Denton ISD students with special needs
  • Pre-service students in KINE 3550 (Movement Framework Approach) and KINE 4500 (Movement Tasks in Games, Rhythms and Sport Activities) practice teaching in Denton ISD elementary, middle and high schools
  • Internships available in Kinesiology, Recreation, and Health Promotion

Faculty Funded Research (larger projects)

  • Academic Vertical Alignment Training and Renewal
  • Effects of Environmental Stress on Physical Performance
  • Healthy Zone Schools with the United Way
  • Effects of Nutritional Supplements on Exercise and Health
  • Effects of Resistance Training on Women Infected with HIV

Department Faculty Recognition

  • 3 UNT regents professors
  • 6 American College of Sports Medicine fellows
  • 3 American Academy of Kinesiology fellows
  • 7 Fellows of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance's Research Consortium
  • 1 Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • 2 Past members of the President’s Council of Physical Fitness Science Board
  • 1 Member of the US Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry
  • 2 former editors-in-chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
  • 1 former founding co-editor of The Journal of Physical Activity and Health
  • 1 Executive Director of The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • 1 Founding Editor of SportsWorld: The Journal of Global Sport
  • 1 former series Editor, Human Kinetics and Fitness Information Technology
  • 1 Editorial Board Member of the International Council for Sport Science and Physical Education
  • 1 Honorary Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • 1 Academic Fellow of the Center for Responsible Tourism
  • 1 former Burris F. Husman Memorial Scholar, University of Maryland
  • 1 former Ramsey Memorial Scholar, University of Georgia
  • 5 Faculty authored and edited book prize winners
  • 1 Economic and Social Research Council (UK) Peer Review College Member
  • 1 Specialist Consultant for Sport for Development and Peace, Commonwealth of Nations Secretariat
  • 1 Board Member, American University in the Emirates
  • 1 Advisory Board Member, John Paul II Foundation for Sport
  • 16 national and international conference Keynote Addresses since 2014
  • 4 student winners of national organization awards and scholarships