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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

Kinesiology and Health Studies

Wellness is no longer a health trend or fad; it has become a lifestyle. In order to teach people how to manage stress, maintain a healthy diet, stay physically fit and cope with general health problems in our society, professional programs must be instituted. The need for qualified health and wellness professionals remains a top priority for communities across the country, and the variety of programs offered in our KHS department will provide you with the skills and experiences to take on these challenges and remain a valuable resource in your field.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies focuses on the preparation of professionals in the fields of health and wellness, physical education and athletic training.




 “Everyone in the KHS department went above and beyond to make sure students like me had the opportunity to grow personally and professionally during my time at UCO.” – Darbi Haley, ‘19 B.S. Community/Public Health