Welcome to Health and Kinesiology Healthy Ideas in Motion
Purdue University's Department of Health and Kinesiology is committed to the university's vision through creation of new knowledge through research and study in various disciplines centering on well-being, as well as the preparation of health and physical activity professionals. Equally, through various engagement programs and field experiences, students gain real world experience in the promotion of health and physical activity.
We recognize our obligation to maintain a spirit of community, support depth and breadth of scholarly interests and diversity of ideas, and foster cooperative efforts in scholarship, teaching, and service. It recognizes its obligation to contribute to society and the quality of life relative to its responsibilities and commitments. We hope this brief overview leads to further exploration of our web site. Please get to know our programs, faculty, staff, and our students on this site. We look forward to hearing from you if you need further information.
- HK Professor, Thomas Templin, has been inducted into Purdue's Book of Great Teachers.
- Pete's PALS has been selected to receive a 2013 Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Award from the Indiana Public Health Association in the area of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
- HK’s Dr. Larry Leverenz and the Purdue Neurotrauma Group’s concussion research is featured in PBS’ television program “Making Stuff Safer” on November 6 at 9:00 p.m. Click here to see a preview
- HK Professors Haddad, Rietdyk, and Zelaznik, in collaboration with Professor Arvind Raman of Mechanical Engineering, have been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their work on Nonlinear Dynamics and Bifurcations of Human Posture on Tunable Balance Boards.
- Dr. Bonnie Blankenship wrote an article that appeared in JOPERD titled, "Knowledge/Skills and Physical Activity: Two Different Coins, or Two Sides of the Same Coin?" Click here to read the article.