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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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The Department of Kinesiology embraces the physical, practical, and behavioral aspects of wellness, sport, and exercise. Professionals in kinesiology apply this knowledge to educate clients, patients, and athletes in how to employ the best kind of exercise to improve health, well-being, and/or performance in exercise and sport. The department educates students in promoting healthy lifestyles through teaching, research, and service around the University and in the community. The Department of Kinesiology values diversity in all forms by appreciating people from all backgrounds, understanding movement from a wide range of perspectives, and fostering different types of thinking.

The Department of Kinesiology offers two bachelor of science in health science (BSHS) programs. They are:

  • Exercise Science and Wellness Management
  • Health Science


Karin Richards
BS (North Carolina Wesleyan College); MS (Slippery Rock University)
Lecturer in Exercise Science and Wellness Management
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: 215.596.8693

Heidi Freeman
BA (Miami University); MA (LaSalle University); PhD (Temple University)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Director, Health Science Program 
Phone: 215.596.7391


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