Recognizing that physical activity is vital for all people, the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University seeks to:

  • discover new knowledge and advance the understanding of the role of physical activity in attaining optimal health and well-being,
  • educate members of society and prepare future professionals, and
  • promote healthy lifestyles through life-long activity and learning.

The department serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students annually and has a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. The department supports state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in applied physiology, muscle biology, musculoskeletal injury, biomechanics and ergonomics, sport business and physical education pedagogy. In addition, many faculty are influential members of their respective national and international organizations.

Students interested in careers in public school teaching should refer to the programs in health and physical education. If you are interested in a career in fitness, wellness or cardiac rehabilitation refer to the programs in exercise science. Students interested in a career in the sports industry, should refer to the sports administration program.

Students interested in advanced preparation in athletic training should review the program in sports medicine. Graduate students who already hold a master’s degree or equivalent and are interested in careers in teaching and research in sport science should refer to the doctoral program.