College of Education and Professional Studies

Kinesiology and Health Studies

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies!

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies' mission focuses on the preparation of professionals in the fields of exercise fitness management, outdoor management, recreation management, physical education, and community/public health. Graduate course work in Kinesiology and Health Studies is available to support the Master of Science in Wellness Management and Master of Science in Athletic Training. Provides service courses for the core curriculum; as well as general education health and physical activity courses.

The faculty and staff are actively involved in the health, physical education, recreation, fitness, and athletic professions through membership in and service to appropriate professional organizations at the state, district, and national levels. To ensure the professional growth of students the faculty members are supportive of their involvement in research, scholarly activity, publications, and community service.

Admission Information:



  • Physical Education/ Health (Teacher Certification)
  • Certified Leisure Professional (National Recreation and Parks Association)
  • Personal Trainer (American College of Sport Medicine or National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Group Exercise Leader (American College of Sport Medicine)
  • Certified Health Education Specialist (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.)
  • Certified Recreational Sports Specialist (CRSS)

UCO WSCC Institute for Coordinated School Health

Student Organizations:

Contact Information:

Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies
College of Education and Professional Studies
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034-5209

Department Telephone: 405-974-5230
Department Fax: 405-974-3805

Jackie Horton, Administrative Assistant
Dr. Debra Traywick, Department Chair