Graduation Spring 2016

Congratulations Graduates
Spring Commencement - May 13, 2016

Phillips Run / Dog Walk 2016

7th Annual Phillips Run / Dog Walk
April 2, 2016

National AT Month

Athletic Training Students celebrate
National AT Month with Mayor Inman of Macomb

2016 Phillips Fund Run / Dog Walk


Graduation Fall 2015

Congratulations Fall 2015 Graduates
December 19, 2015

SCUBA Trip 2015

WIU SCUBA travels to Key Largo, FL
over Thanksgiving Break

NASSS 2015

Sport Management Students present papers at the
2015 NASSS Conference in Santa Fe, NM

Piletic 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Piletic
2015 Provost Award for Multicultural Teaching

2015 Cohen Lecture - October 13th

ESSA Students attend the 2015 Cohen Lecture 
featuring Dr. Steven Blair from the University of South Carolina

New Student Welcome Fall 2015

Welcome to our New Undergraduates in Athletic Training,
Exercise Science and Physical Education

Graduation Spring 2015

Congratulations Graduates!
Spring Commencement May 16, 2015

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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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 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (formerly NCATE).