Honors and Accomplishments
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.
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.
- 1,429 undergraduate students
- 73 graduate students
- 2,500 students per year in physical education activity program
What do our students think?
Graduate Students during the academic year of 2011-2012 were surveyed about our program:
- 95% believed the knowledge they gained while at UNT was applicable to the workplace.
- 85% were very positive about their level of preparation.
Undergraduate Students during the academic year of 2011-2012 were surveyed about our program:
- 83% believed the knowledge they gained while at UNT was applicable to the workplace.
- 82% were very positive about their level of preparation.
- 93% would recommend UNT to other potential students.
The vast majority of our students believe that their education here was rewarding, challenging, made them marketable and subsequently helped them to achieve their goals.
Faculty and Staff
- 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty
- 10 full and part-time lecturers/non-tenure line faculty
- 5 administrative staff
- 23 teaching assistantships
- 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
- Current President of The Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine