May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 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 programs. They are:

  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Science


Karin Richards
BS (North Carolina Wesleyan College); MS (Slippery Rock University); PhD (University of the Sciences)
Assistant Professor of Health Science 
Chair, Department of Kinesiology

Patrick Davitt
BA (Rowan University); PhD (Rutgers University)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Director, Health Science Program 

Sinclair Smith​
BS, MS (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University); ScD (Boston University) 
Professor of Health Sciences 
Dean, Samson College of Health Sciences ​

Monica Taylor
BS (University of Maine); MS (East Stroudsburg University); PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Director, Exercise Physiology 

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