The mission of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences is to advance the understanding of the critical importance of physical activity and promote healthy lifestyles for the state, nation, and world.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers programs that prepare students to pursue careers that utilize exercise interventions for both healthy and diseased populations and/or careers designed for students who wish to enter a health care-related field (that does not require licensure, certification or registry status). We offers the following degree and certificate programs:
- B.S. in Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with two concentration options: Exercise Science and Health Science
- 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's degree program
- KHS faculty received the VCU CHS Seed Award
- KHS faculty received the President's Inclusive Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award!
- KHS doctoral student received a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar Program Institutional Award
- KHS undergraduate student received a Research Fellowship from the American Physiological Society
- KHS students volunteer in the VCU Vaccine Corps
- A senior student in Health Science major is featured in the VCU News!
Micah Risk, a 2007 Community Health Education graduate, was featured on the cover of Running World’s October issue. Micah graduated from VCU with Magna Cum Laude honors and actually continued her education through The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. At Tufts, she earned a Master’s degree in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition with a specialization in Nutrition Interventions. With all of her experience and knowledge, Micah now works as the Nutritionist for Lighter Culture, an organization empowering women to live happier and healthier lives.
Congratulations Micah, KHS is so proud to see one of our graduates making a difference in the lives of others.