Welcome to The Department of Kinesiology


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Our Mission

The mission of the Program is to equip students to become leaders capable of impacting their world for Christ. The program seeks to prepare competent, professionals through personalized education in the classroom, through research, and field-based experiences. The goal of the department is to develop independent, critical thinkers who possess an interdisciplinary education with an in-depth understanding of kinesiology in areas such as athletic training, fitness and performance training, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and disabilities, teaching physical education, and coaching.

Why Major In Kinesiology?

  • Outstanding Teaching Faculty
  • Small Faculty to Student Ratio
  • Multiple “Hand’s On” Laboratory Experiences
  • Christian integration of Faith and Learning

The Kinesiology Department at VU offers three concentrations within the major: Exercise and Sport Science, Pre-Health, Sport Studies.

Department Updates

2016 Senior Day

The graduating seniors and faculty from the Kinesiology Department…

Blood & Bone Marrow Drive

The Kinesiology club co-hosted a very successful blood drive…

SHAPE America Conference

Dr. Diana Avans was recently able to attend and present on Nutrition…


The department of Kinesiology at Vanguard University is a member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA).

The American Kinesiology Association exists in order to promote kinesiology as a unified field of study, advocate for kinesiology at national and international levels, and support member departments by providing resource materials and leadership opportunities for administrators in kinesiology.