Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

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

Fitness force

Kara Donbrock takes the lead on offering virtual workouts from Campus Recreation
Kara Donbrock and others in Wright State's Campus Recreation are posting workout videos that students, faculty and staff can do from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

New health college on the horizon for Wright State University

Wright State will formally announce plans for a new health college at a Kick-Off Celebration Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Union Endeavour Room.

High School and college students can explore health careers at Wright State Feb. 17

High school and college students can learn more about a variety of health-related careers during Path to Health Professions Day on Feb. 17 at Wright State.

 


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