Department of Kinesiology and Health

The Department of Kinesiology and Health (KNH) offers a variety of wellness, fitness and physical activity courses, called Raider Active, for the general student population at Wright State. Undergraduate degree programs in KNH include Multi-age teaching Licensure in Physical Education and Health Education. Sports Science prepare Exercise/Fitness Specialists. Athletic Training prepares individuals for the sports medicine field. Public Health Education prepares individuals for work in public health, occupational wellness, health care and non-profit agencies. Finally, KNH houses a Master's degree program in Physical Education/Sport Management and an endorsement program in Adapted Physical Education.

Mission Statement

The mission of the department is to educate all individuals in the development of a healthy, active lifestyle, and to advance the health care of physically active individuals through the integration of theoretical and applied practice in educational and clinical settings.

Raider Active

Raider Active is a program of sports skill classes offered by the department. The courses are available to all Wright State students regardless of major or skill ability. Classes include:

  • Dance
  • Fencing
  • Hiking
  • Scuba
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga

Success Stories

Katelyn Howard, a senior sports science major at Wright State, helps cancer patients with their physical therapy as part of her job at Maple Tree Cancer Alliance.
As the football player lay on the field with a possible spinal cord injury, the words of athletic trainer Miranda Martin’s instructor kept ringing in her ears.

Department News

More than 2,000 to graduate at Wright State’s spring commencement ceremony

Wright State University's 2019 spring commencement ceremony takes place Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.

Wright State Libraries honor 7 graduating seniors as Top Scholars

The Top Scholars are awarded a book in their subject area that becomes a permanent part of the University Libraries’ collection.

Wright State professor Kevin Lorson honored with top state award for contributions to health education

Kevin Lorson, director of the Physical Education Licensure Program, was recognized for his role in getting a health education standards bill introduced in the Ohio Senate.

 


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