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KINESIOLOGY & APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

Welcome to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Ranked 5th of all programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology, Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the U.S.! Whether you are just starting your study of kinesiology or are seeking the expertise to advance the field as a scientist or clinician, we offer a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has immediate impact on the health of society. Our faculty is committed to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the training of the next generation of scholars and ultimately translating our research/education to improve the human condition.

 

Explore Our Programs

We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.

Exercise Science (BS)

Human Physiology (BS)

Sports Health (BS)

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Applied Physiology (PhD)

Biomechanics & Movement Science (PhD)

Athletic Training (MS)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (MS)

Exercise Science (MS)

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Exercise Science Minor

Strength & Conditioning Minor

UD Speed Geezers “Shake it Off” through Parkinson’s exercise class: youtube.com/watch?v=4ez1MRT9pw8

EVENTS

KAAP NEWS
  • Founders and executive board members of UD's new Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research Center pose in the STAR Atrium.

    Advancing Alzheimer's research with a focus on prevention

    August 04, 2022 | Written by Amy Cherry
    The University of Delaware is now home to the new Delaware Center for Cognitive Aging Research. The first-of-its-kind initiative in the region was founded by Christopher Martens, assistant professor in the Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Department and director of the Neurovascular Aging Laboratory, and Matthew Cohen, associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, who recognized a dire community need to focus on disease prevention. The center was established with $150,000 in seed funding from the College of Health Sciences Dean's Office.
  • July College of Health Sciences For the Record

    August 03, 2022 | Written by CHS staff
    College of Health Sciences community reports appointments, exhibitions, publications, honors
  • Stern Summit paves way for future of healthcare workforce

    June 22, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    Health leaders join at the College of Health Sciences to discuss innovations and how these will shape the healthcare workforce.

UD preps athletic training students for NFL internships: youtube.com/watch?v=U5YZ-IM5iik

Featured Program

The University of Delaware had two female athletic training students interning for NFL teams – the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams – during the summer of 2019. The UD Athletic Training department in the College of Health Sciences has had students accepted to NFL internships for years, but female ATs as NFL interns are on the rise. To top it off, UD has nine current athletic trainers working for NFL teams. Those alumni have been critical in helping to provide internship opportunities for current students.

 

Meet Our New Faculty

Ibra S. Fancher, PhD
Assistant Professor

Vascular function in health and disease:

  • Mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypertension, obesity)
  • Role of smooth muscle and endothelial K+ ion channels in control of vascular tone
  • Real time recording of mechano-activated ion channels
  • Translational and systems approaches in identifying novel targets to prevent/reverse cardiovascular disease