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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
  • UPCEA International Program of Excellence Award Graphic for International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program

    UD's ICECP wins national UPCEA award

    April 14, 2022 | Written by Adam S. Kamras
    Since the inception of the International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Program in 2008, numerous graduates of this University of Delaware collaboration with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity have made their marks around the globe.
  • From Ideas to Impact: CHS Research Day

    March 21, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    The College of Health Sciences hosted its 2022 CHS Research Day on Wednesday, March 9 at the Audion of the STAR Campus. Well over a hundred posters were lined along the halls spanning throughout the STAR Campus across two separate poster sessions.
  • Enhancing Wellness in Delaware Communities

    March 11, 2022 | Written by Colin Heffinger
    The Partnership for Healthy Communities received a contract award from the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Social Services, and the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to support overall project management of the Community Well-Being Initiative Demonstration Pilot.

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