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Looking to save money, but still need to get outdoors and enjoy a summer vacation? This 4th of July weekend is the perfect time for a "staycation" -- no travel necessary! Here are some ideas for your perfect local vacation that will get you off the couch and enjoying all Minneapolis has to offer.

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#ThisSummer is a great time to explore careers in your major! http://buff.ly/28XeE6m
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Kinesiology profesor Dr. Arthur Leon named Top Doctor of the Year in Higher Education by IAOTP.
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The School Yard outside McNamara will have games and other activities for everyone to get outside #ThisSummer!
For those looking to get outside and enjoy fun (and free!) activities this summer, The School Yard will be back on the University of Minnesota’s campus for their second year of building community i…
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I-Ling Yeh, Kinesiology doctoral canadidate studying biomechanics, receives travel grant and Women's Philanthropic Leadership Circle award.
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Dr. Gao appointed as foreign expert on Physical Activity Epidemiology by People’s Republic of China for 2016:
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Mary Jo Kane is quoted in Pat Summitt's The New York Times obituary.

In sum: we lost a legend among legends today. #RIPPat
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How do your KIN courses and research fit within the STEM framework? Record your response!

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Congratulations to Dr. Leon! Read more here: http://buff.ly/28Wz7Iu #kinkudos
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Meet our June student feature of the month: Jessica, a senior studying sport management in the School of Kinesiology. Click the link below to learn more.
Get to know our undergraduate students as they are experiencing first-hand the programs at the School of Kinesiology. Each student has different experiences to share, such as internships, st…
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Read about Dr. Barr-Anderson's involvement at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine:
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Kinesiology's Fulbright visiting scholar Victor Rubio gives address at Springfield College.
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the broad study of physical activity and biomechanics to sport management and human performance to recreation and leisure across the lifespan
Introduction
Kinesiology, broadly defined, is the study of human movement. The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota focuses on the biological, developmental, social, and behavioral bases of physical activity, recreation, sport and human performance through its programs in Kinesiology, Sport Management, and Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies. Our academic degree programs prepare students for a variety of professional opportunities in both public and private sectors that include teaching, research, health promotion, rehabilitation, medicine, coaching, sport administration, and services related to physical activity and fitness. Positions are found in settings that include schools, colleges and universities, public and private agencies, clinical environments, government, business, and the military.

School of Kinesiology faculty conduct research across a wide range of topics, including:

  • metabolic syndrome and obesity
  • childhood and adolescent obesity
  • bone health in children and adolescents
  • posture stability and motion sickness in virtual environments
  • motor learning after brain injury
  • exercise, health and disease
  • psychological and social development of youth through sport participation
  • youth sport
  • sport management ethics and policy
  • sport consumer psychology
  • media representations of females in sport
The school is home to an internationally recognized program in exercise science and health enhancement in the Laboratory of Physiological Health and Exercise Science (LPHES) and to the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, the only center in the world dedicated specifically to issues related to girls and women in sport and physical activity. The Tucker Center is supported by an endowment from U of M alumna Dr. Dorothy McNeill Tucker.

In 2005, the School of Kinesiology’s doctoral program was one of 32 institutions ranked by the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (AAKPE). The school’s program was ranked fourth among nine of the Big 10 universities participating, ahead of programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University.