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Mission

The Department of Human Biology and Kinesiology is committed to academic excellence in the classroom and laboratory.  We strive to increase students' knowledge of the structure and function of the human body through our applied courses including cadaver-based human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, and human nutrition.  All of our courses include hands-on laboratory experiences and/or student centered data analysis, which allows students to explore how course topics are relevant in their own lives.

We aim to increase opportunities for students through our integration with departments throughout the college, exercise physiology research experiences, opportunities to attend regional and national conferences, and our international seminar course which explores research facilities across Scandinavia.  Combining our courses with others throughout the college, students may fulfill prerequisite requirements for graduate work in kinesiology, exercise or sport science, or health professions such as physical therapy and medicine.

Currently the department does not offer a major, but is dedicated to supporting students in achieving their academic goals by now offering a minor.  See the Minor Requirements tab for more details.