Kinesiology

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

Kinesiology

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.

Faculty/Staff

Emmanuel Ayim, Ph.D

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

Dharini Bhammar, Ph.D., M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor
Dharini Bhammar
Office: BHS 326
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-1453
Fax: 702-895-1500

Audrey Coffee

Administrative Assistant IV
Audrey Coffee
Office: BHS 323
Mail Code: 3026
Phone: 702-895-4328
Fax: 702-895-2616

Abegail Costello

Administrative Program Coordinator
Abegail Costello
Office: BHS 323
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-0996
Fax: 702-895-1500

Janet S. Dufek, Ph.D., FACSM

Professor and Ph.D. Graduate Coordinator
Janet S. Dufek
Office: BHS 338
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-0702
Fax: 702-895-1500

Tamara Fernandez, LAT, ATC, LMT, BCTMB

Visiting Lecturer
Tamara Fernandez
Office: MPE-C 330
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5198
Fax: 702-895-1500

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

Jennifer L. Gordon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor-in-Residence
Jennifer L. Gordon
Office: STL 107
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4572
Fax: 702-895-1500

Kelley Hammond

Visiting Assistant Professor in Residence
Kelley Hammond
Office: BHS 341
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-3289
Fax: 702-895-1500

Sharon Jalene, MS

Lecturer
Sharon Jalene
Office: BHS 218C
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-3946
Fax: 702-895-1500

Will Jonen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor-in-Residence
Will Jonen
Office: BHS 358
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-1479
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
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

Assistant 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: 702-895-1015
Fax: 702-895-1500

Brian Schilling, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair
Brian Schilling
Office: BHS 329
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
Email: jfs@unlv.edu

Richard D. Tandy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Richard D. Tandy
Office: WHA-1 108
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

Contact

 Mailing Address

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

 Phone

  • 702-895-4328

 Fax

  • 702-895-1500

 Campus Location

 Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.