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Harris College

Department of Kinesiology

Studying human movement from every angle.

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Why TCU Kinesiology?

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TCU’s Department of Kinesiology is a dynamic and vibrant academic community dedicated to the study of human movement, health and well-being. Our world-class faculty members are not only experts in their fields but are also committed to the success and growth of our students.

TCU Kinesiology is a hub for fostering a deeper understanding of the human body, optimizing athletic performance, promoting health and wellness and preparing students for fulfilling careers in fields like physical therapy, occupational therapy, sports medicine, exercise science and education.

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Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate programs offer a wide range of courses that provide students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and the science of physical activity.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate students engage in cutting-edge research, contribute to health care and sports science advancements, and are provided with valuable hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities.

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The Kinesiology department at TCU provides research opportunities for both students and faculty. Harris College is committed to promoting innovative research by maintaining strong connections with the community.


Department of Kinesiology

Health Sciences Ph.D. Candidate Wins National Award

Caleb Voskuil ’24 has is awarded the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Challenge Scholarship. (continue reading)

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Recent Publications

  • True Grit? The relationship between grit and intentions to enter the athletic training profession

    Ashlyne Elliott

  • Development of the Movement Pattern Observation Tool (MPOT): An observational tool to measure limb movements during elementary school recess

    Deborah J. Rhea

  • The Feasibility of Using the Körperkoordinationstest fur Kinder (KTK) in a U.S. Elementary Physical Education Setting to Assess Gross Motor Skills Specific to Postural Balance

    Deborah J. Rhea

  • Burnout in Secondary School Athletic Trainers, Part II: Correlations with Substance Use

    Ashlyne Elliott