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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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.