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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology & Dance!

The Department of Kinesiology and Dance seeks to advance the science, practice, and art of human movement. Faculty and students collaborate to explore human movement from biological, behavioral, social, pedagogical, and artistic perspectives. Of critical importance are the dissemination of new knowledge and creative works, and the preparation of future scientists, practitioners, educators, and performers.

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Bill Evans Summer Intensives at NMSU!Desert Dance Poster

NMSU’s Department of Kinesiology and Dance, which is based in the College of Education, will host the 41st annual Bill Evans Summer Institute of Dance from July 20-26 and the International Dance Science and Pedagogy Conference from July 20-29.  As part of this conference, the first Desert Dance Festival will include performances and roundtable discussions that will be open to the public. Choreographers and performers from across the country will present their dances at the ASNMSU Center for the Arts. The performances will begin at 7:30pm on July 26-28. The cost for a festival pass is $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger for all three shows. Individual tickets are $15. The dance pieces selected for the festival performances each went through an adjudicated process.  We hope you can join us at these performances.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or can be purchased by calling 575-646-4079 for “will call” tickets.


Bill Evans Summer Intensives



Programs of Study

The Department offers Bachelor’s degrees in  Dance, Physical Education, Kinesiology, and Athletic Training. The Department also offers a brand new Doctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology.  More information is available about the Doctoral Program here: PhD Catalog Description

Research and Creative Works

Faculty and Students in the department of KIND are engaged in learning and disseminating at the highest level, resulting in vibrant programs of Research and Creative Works.

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The NMSU Kinesiology and Dance department is a proud member of the American Kinesiology Association.