Kinesiology is the study and practice of the art and science of human movement. Students enrolled in the Kinesiology Department are concerned with how and why humans move; the physiological, sociological, and psychological consequences of movement; and the skills and motor patterns of the movement repertoire.
Department Chairperson: Dr. Janet Wigglesworth
Undergraduate Advisor: Ms. Julia Standard, Office: 220A Brophy Hall, Telephone: 309/298-2176 J-Standard@wiu.edu
The broad mission of the degree program is to assist students to develop conceptual and theoretical understandings and to obtain knowledge and skills which will prepare them as master teachers, researchers/scholars, practitioners, or administrators in their respective areas.
Whether students elect to earn a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology or pursue the Sport Management Option, both lead to a wide variety of career choices. Graduates of the Kinesiology degree program qualify for careers in cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness, as university or public school teachers/coaches, adapted specialists, and sport psychology consultants. Sport management graduates work in school, university and college settings, as sport complex directors, public relations/marketing directors, or in the professional sports areas.
Dr. Cindy Piletic and Dr. Algerian Hart are the Graduate Coordinators. Dr. Piletic is the Kinesiology Graduate Coordinator and can be reached by phone at 309-298-1820. Dr. Piletic's' email is: C-Piletic@wiu.edu. Dr. Hart is the Sport Management Graduate Coordinator and can be reached at 309-298-1820. Dr. Hart's email is: A-Hart2@wiu.edu.