Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers sport and movement-based programs supported by superior teaching, scholarship, and service.

The Department of Kinesiology creates and sustains sport and movement-based programs supported by superior teaching, scholarship, and service. We promote sport and movement excellence.

The Department of Kinesiology is one of the largest departments in the College of Health Professions, with over 30 full time faculty and over 1200 undergraduate students. Currently residing in Burdick Hall, we offer students enhanced learning experiences in our state of the art classrooms, a computer classroom, a student computer lab, an athletic training simulation lab, practical instructional facilities, faculty research space, and a gymnasium facility.

Students graduating from our programs join the work force in a range of fields, including exercise physiology, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, physical education, recreation management, health and fitness, community relations, professional sports, medical and pharmaceutical sales, and sports medicine and physical therapy clinics.

Many also go on for further training through graduate studies in areas such as athletic training, public health, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, sport management, education, and chiropractics.


A city in Chile at sundown.

TU Study Abroad in Chile

Sport Cultures of Chile (Culturas Deportivas de Chile):

Study abroad in Chile with Towson University over Spring Break 2018! Chile is an emergent economic and cultural force in South America, including in relation to sport and physical  activity. This Spring 2018 course (with travel to Chile during Spring Break) will allow participants to gain a through understanding of the cultural aspects of sport and physical activity in Chile from a global perspective and through first-hand experience. The program will be based in Santiago with an excursion to Valparaiso, featuring historical and cultural site visits and tours. Program highlights include guest lectures by professionals from a variety of sport and performance-related organizations in Chile, visits to multiple sport and training venues, and opportunities to gain professional experience and knowledge regarding Latin American sport policy and governance at the international, professional, amateur and community levels.