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Discover, apply, and advance knowledge of physical activity as it relates to physical fitness, health, and performance.

Department faculty develop and support academic programs and research that focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation, maintenance and improvement of physical fitness, wellness and performance, and factors governing human movement. The degree programs are designed to prepare students for a variety of career possibilities and success in their future educational pursuits.

Academic Programs


The degree programs in kinesiology focus on the study of human performance. Students will study foundational sciences, such as anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and the social psychology of physical activity. Graduate degrees are designed to provide theoretical foundations of the movement-based sciences.

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UNLV's Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.


Mailing Address

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mail Stop: 3034
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154



  • 702-895-1500


Campus Location

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.