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What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement.

The mission of Department of Kinesiology is to provide educational opportunities related to movement and health, provide leadership experiences through service and promote the total well-being of students; not only for a career, but for a lifetime. The kinesiology department strives to build fearless champions.

Professors in the kinesiology department have a vast amount of knowledge through research and experience to pass on to students. Professors and students interact to develop relationships and mentorships to help students succeed in their education and future careers.

xavier adams kinesiology
Tarleton's Kinesiology program is interesting and has fulfilling programs within it as well. I've enjoyed learning, exploring, and experiencing the wide range of fields that the program has to offer. I know that the Kinesiology classes and opportunities will help me better my knowledge going forward in my career.

Xavier Adams, current student

Facilities, Labs, and Organizations

Clinical Exercise and Research Facility (CERF)

Clinical Exercise and Research Facility (CERF)

The primary objective of CERF is training students for professions in clinical, corporate, and research settings in exercise science as well as other allied health professions. A secondary objective is to provide services that are comprehensive, cost effective, and satisfactory in meeting the needs of the client. To learn more, visit the CERF website.

LWMB students

Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior (LWMB)

The LWMB works closely with students whose focus is in allied health. This degree plan will prepare students for clinical careers such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehab, physicians assistant, etc. To learn more, visit the LWMB website.

Members of the Texan Stars dance team perform at AT&T Stadium during Lone Star Conference football game

Texan Stars Dance Team

The Texan Stars Dance Team is an active and integral part of Tarleton. They are considered an athletic team and must abide by the same regulations as the other recognized sports teams. The Texan Stars perform at halftimes of all Tarleton home football and basketball games, Traditions Rally, "Midnight Madness", pep rallies and many of the homecoming activities. To learn more, visit the Texan Stars website.