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KINESIOLOGY & APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

KINESIOLOGY & APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

 302-831-3134

Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Blvd, 
Newark DE, 19713

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
  • Researchers use robotics to help stroke survivors recover

    Allies in Overcoming Stroke

    April 12, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant
    Researchers use robotics to help stroke survivors recover
  • National (Virtual) Biomechanics Day April 7

    April 05, 2021 | Written by Kelly Bothum
    In the past, National Biomechanics Day has been an opportunity for the research labs on the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus to open their doors to hundreds of high school students interested in learning more about biomechanics. Organizers from the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology have created an interactive National Biomechanics Day site that allows students to watch videos about the biomechanics lab and talk in real time with faculty and graduate students about biomechanics.
  • Making Courses More Affordable and Accessible

    February 17, 2021 | Written by Allison Ebner
    KAAP professors Sheara Williamson and Eric Greska transformed their course, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, using open educational resources that allow for the course and its materials to be more affordable, accessible and engaging.

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
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