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.


Emmanuel Ayim, Ph.D

Assistant Professor-in-Residence

Emmanuel Ayim
Office: BHS 332
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5743
Fax: 702-895-1500

Abegail Costello, M.S.

Administrative Program Coordinator

Abegail Costello
Office: BHS 356
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-0318
Fax: 702-895-1500

Lauren Dickey, MS, ATC, LAT

Visiting Lecturer

Headshot of Lauren Dickey
Office: BHS 352B
Phone: 702-895-5485
Fax: 702-895-2616

Tedd Girouard, M.S., ATC, LAT

Program Director, Athletic Training Program

Tedd Girouard
Office: MPE-G 101
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5828
Fax: 702-895-1500

Sharon Jalene, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Affairs
Assistant Professor in Residence

Sharon Jalene
Office: BHS 528
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-3946
Fax: 702-895-1500

Leonardo Lozano

Visiting Lecturer

Portrait of Leonardo Lozano
Office: BHS 352A
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4671
Fax: 702-895-1500

Graham McGinnis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Gram McGinnis' headshot
Office: BHS 328
Mail Code: 3019
Phone: 702-895-4626
Fax: 702-895-1500

John Mercer, Ph.D.

Professor and Acting Chair

John Mercer
Office: BHS 218A
Mail Code: 3019
Phone: 702-895-4672
Fax: 702-895-1356

James W. Navalta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, M.S. Graduate Coordinator

James W. Navalta
Office: BHS 334
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-2344
Fax: 702-895-1500

Brach Poston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Brach Poston
Office: BHS 336
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5329
Fax: 702-895-1500

Kara Radzak, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor

Kara Radzak
Office: MPE-G 100
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4421
Fax: 702-895-1500

Michelle Samuel, M.S., ATC, LAT

Lecturer, Clinical Education Coordinator

Michelle Samuel
Office: MPE-G 105
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5105
Fax: 702-895-1500

Brian Schilling, Ph.D.


Brian Schilling
Office: MPE-G 103
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-1130
Fax: 702-895-1500

Julia Freedman Silvernail, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Julia Freedman Silvernail
Office: MPE-G 104
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-2457
Fax: 702-895-1500

Richard D. Tandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Richard D. Tandy
Office: BHS 338
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5080
Fax: 702-895-1500

Gabriele Wulf, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

Gabriele Wulf
Office: BHS 344
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-0938
Fax: 702-895-1500

John (Jack) C. Young, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

John (Jack) C. Young


 Mailing Address

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Box 453034
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154-3034



  • 702-895-1500

 Building Location

 Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.