Mission Statement

The mission of the graduate programs in Kinesiology and Sport Management at Western Illinois University is to develop leaders through cutting-edge curricula, practical experience, innovative and inclusive classrooms, and faculty engagement.

We strive to achieve our mission by:

  • Offering graduate curricula that align with professional demands.
  • Designing classroom environments deliberately to support and represent the values of diversity and inclusion.
  • Providing students with opportunities for practical application of disciplinary knowledge.
  • Encouraging student engagement with meaningful activities inside and outside the classroom.
  • Encouraging and guiding student success.
  • Facilitating student involvement in research and professional conference presentations.
  • Assisting students in developing networking skills with leaders in the field.
  • Developing graduate students' knowledge and professional skills within competitive job markets.
  • Facilitating students' mastery of inquiry, the abilities for thinking critically and creatively, the disposition for scholarship, and the flexibility to compete in rapidly changing work environments.









Fall2015 Graduates