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Department of Kinesiology

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Department of Kinesiology
Kansas State University
Natatorium 8
920 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6486 fax


Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology at Kansas State University! We invite you to learn more about our department and the opportunities we offer.

Students majoring in Kinesiology go on to graduate school and/or careers in medicine, physical and occupational therapy, public health, or other health careers. Our department is home to an excellent community of faculty and staff, combining both scholarship and professional experience as instructors, leaders and specialists with a focused commitment to students and teaching. 

What's New

Distinguished Lecture Series:
Exercise Is Medicine On Campus - Dr. Steven Blair

The great escape: With mock space capsule, researchers partner with NASA to study astronaut fitness

A mock space capsule has landed in Kansas State University's Ice Hall. In this built-to-scale model of the Orion spacecraft, "astronauts" practice emergency escape maneuvers while a university kinesiology team studies their health and fitness levels.

It's all part of NASA's plan for further human exploration of the solar system, from a Mars mission to a deep space mission.

The university research team — led by Carl Ade, assistant professor of exercise physiology, and Thomas Barstow, professor of exercise physiology — has partnered with the Johnson Space Center in Houston to tackle a major challenge for these long-duration space missions: the return to earth. Continue Reading...



University Distinguished Professor

Dr. Tim Musch, Professor in Kinesiology, was named a University Distinguished Professor. He was also chosen for the 2018 Environmental and Exercise Physiology Honor Award from the American Physiologic Society. This award recognizes previous or current primary member of the EEP Section who has made significant research contributions to the scientific advancement of environmental, exercise, thermal, or applied physiology while making significant contributions to enhancing the objectives of the Section.


2018 Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship

Dr. David Poole, Professor in Kinesiology, was chosen for the 2018 Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship from the Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiological Society. This award recognizes an eminent research scholar who has made meritorious contributions to the areas of environmental, exercise, thermal, or applied physiology and is an outstanding public speaker.