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.


Charli D. Aguilar, Ph.D., P.B.T.

Assistant Professor-in-Residence 
Charli Aguilar
Office: BHS 339
Phone: 702-895-4328

Emmanuel Ayim, Ph.D

Associate professor-in-residence
Emmanuel Ayim
Office: BHS 332
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5743

Tedd Girouard, M.S., ATC, LAT

Program Director, Athletic Training Program
Tedd Girouard
Office: MPE-G 101
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5828

Christian Haugen, MS

Christian Haugen's headshot
Office: BHS 337
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4520

Andrew Hooyman, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor
Andrew Hooyman's headshot
Office: BHS 354
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5428

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

Leo Lozano, MS, CSCS

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

Graham McGinnis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
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Office: BHS 328
Mail Code: 3019
Phone: 702-895-4626

John Mercer, Ph.D.

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

James W. Navalta, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, M.S. Graduate Coordinator
James W. Navalta
Office: BHS 334
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-2344

Brach Poston, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
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Office: BHS 336
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-5329

Kara Radzak, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor
Kara Radzak
Office: MPE-G 100
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-4421

Richard Rosenkranz, Ph.D.

Professor/Chair, Kinesiology, and Nutrition Sciences•Integrated Health Sciences
Office: BHS 329
Mail Code: 3019
Phone: 702-895-5198

Sara Rosenkranz

Associate Professor
Office: BHS 344
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 774-895-0938

Michelle Samuel, M.S., ATC, LAT

Lecturer, Clinical Education Coordinator
Michelle Samuel
Office: MPE-G 105
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-1015

Brian Schilling, Ph.D.

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

Julia Freedman Silvernail, Ph.D.

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

Richard D. Tandy, Ph.D.

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

Van "DocDoc" Whaley, EdD, DC

Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Anatomy and Physiology Instruction
Van Whaley
Office: BHS 338
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-3289

Gabriele Wulf, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
Gabriele Wulf
Office: BHS 344
Mail Code: 3034
Phone: 702-895-0938

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
Mail Stop: 3034
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154



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Campus Location

Office Hours

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