Exercise and sport science gives students in-depth knowledge of the scientific basis of physical activity, exercise and sport. Faculty for core classes are nationally recognized experts in the field. Students in this major have an interest in human movement to enhance health and fitness or for sports performance. Students may apply this knowledge to the general population, as well as to specific populations such as children and older adults, athletes, and individuals with chronic diseases, conditions, or disabilities. The coursework, in addition to research labs and practicum experiences, allows students to pursue national certifications, professional and graduate programs, and jobs in the profession.
The Pediatric Exercise and Motor Development Clinic is designed to provide a physical activity program for children who are low in physical and motor functioning. Children ages 2-14 attend the clinic, which provides activities to help increase motor and physical development.
The Center for Physical Activity and Health targets all sectors of the population with an emphasis on the prevention and management of chronic diseases and physically disabling conditions that can benefit from physical activity.
Kinesiology plays a major role in UGA’s Exercise and Obesity Initiative