Improving Health through Physical Activity, Education, Outreach, and Research
Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, a unit within the College of Applied Health Sciences.
Our outstanding faculty, students, and staff study all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement from the cell
to society. By integrating high quality research, instruction, and outreach programs, faculty scholars within Kinesiology
and Community Health are leading interdisciplinary initiatives that promote optimal health for all people of all ages.
We hope that you will take a few moments to visit our website including the new Master of
Public Health (MPH) program.
Changes Affect Health in Latin American Countries
Flavia Andrade notes that dramatic changes in diet combined with stagnant levels of physical activity in
Latin American countries and the Caribbean are contributing to higher rates of chronic conditions when compared
to other developed countries. Her research explores the impact of obesity-related diseases and socioeconomic
inequalities on the well-being and life expectancy of older adults in these countries—most notably Brazil and Mexico.
Read more about Dr. Andrade's research.
Research and Public Engagement
Welcome alumni of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health!
Read about some of our alumni, or submit a favorite
memory of your own using our online feedback form.