SCUBA in Honduras 2017

SCUBA Students dive in Honduras
over Spring Break in March 2017

Rep. Hammond 2017

(3/2/2017) Illinois State Representative Norrine Hammond visits Brophy
to discuss current legislation re. physical education in K-12 schools

IATA 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Renee Polubinsky
IATA Hall of Fame Award Recipient, November 2016

Dr. Renee Polubinsky 2016


Dustin Vissering 2016


Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology at Western Illinois University has been preparing future professionals for over a century at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The curriculum for each of the five majors that we offer balances time spent in the classroom learning concepts, theory and skills with time spent applying this information during hands on experiences.

At the undergraduate level, we prepare students for careers in athletic training , exercise science  and  physical education. Graduates of our program are employed in a wide variety of areas including adapted physical activity, clinical, community, educational, fitness, and sports medicine settings.

At the graduate level, we offer degrees in kinesiology and sport management .  Each of these majors allow students to focus their program in a specific area that provides them with the knowledge, skills and ability to reach their career goals.  

In addition, to these majors, the Department of Kinesiology offers two minors ( coaching and SCUBA ) as well as offering a variety of General Education fitness and sports courses for all Western Illinois University students. 


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American Kinesiology Association Logo The Department of Kinesiology at Western Illinois University is a charter member of the American Kinesiology Association.



CAATE Seal The Athletic Training Program was first recognized in November 1972 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Division of Professional Advancement as being an approved curriculum for athletic training and is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).



The Physical Education Program is accredited by the The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).