Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Located in one of the country’s leading sports regions, the University of Miami is uniquely qualified to provide students at the University of Miami a dynamic educational experience.

Students in the Athletic Training program receive an outstanding clinical and academic background while having wonderful opportunities to work closely with our Division 1 Varsity Athletics program in the emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Students in the exercise physiology program receive a sound scientific education with opportunities for applied physiological research and hands-on clinical experiences. The sport administration program prepares students for administrative careers in both amateur and professional sport industries.

Online Master’s in Sport Administration

In addition to the on-campus Master’s in Sport Administration program, the School of Education and Human Development offers a Master’s in Sport Administration delivered 100% online. This program, taught by the same world-class faculty who teach in the on-campus program, enables you to earn the Master’s in Sport Administration no matter where you live and work.

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Featured Projects

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TREES

A joint collaboration between the Departments of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, and Teaching and Learning, project Transformative Robotics Experience for Elementary Students (TREES), aims to build elementary age students’ content knowledge in robotics and computer science more broadly by fostering their disciplinary engagement and participation within a humanoid robots-programming environment. Fourth and fifth grade students from a collaborating school will participate in a semester long course with a final project that involves bringing the […]
August 3, 2016
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Concussions in Sports

Dr. Tywan Martin and Dr. Warren Whisenant from the Sport Administration Programs along with Dr. Kysha Harriell and Justin Tatman from the Athletic Training Program, have teamed up to examine Concussions in Sports in order to integrate knowledge from our two fields to increase concussion awareness and improve sport safety. The first projected surveyed the perceptions of concussions by key athletic personnel, the perceived impact of concussions on high school participation rates, […]
August 3, 2016
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Guardrails

Guardrails is a service based research project based out of the University of Miami. We work to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases by encouraging healthy standards of behavior which act as guardrails, forcing a conscious redirection towards wellness and health optimization.
August 3, 2016
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Yoga, Power, and Movement Analyses for Parkinson’s Disease

At the Max Orovitz Laboratories, Drs. Joseph Signorile and Moataz Eltoukhy and their graduate students, Meng Ni (now a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University), Anoop Balachandran (now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida), and Melanie Potiaumpai and Jeonghoon Oh, have been working on interventions and evaluation tools to improve physical function and joie de vivre in persons with Parkinson’s disease.  Their initial studies, “Comparative impact of power training and high-speed […]

Testimonials

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  • With a UM degree I feel like I will be able to do more than just be a coach. It gives me a lot more options. The networking is also unbelievable, I have gotten access to front offices and influential sporting people in the industry.
    Leslie Fitzpatrick
    Current UOnline Sport Administration student, Former World Cup soccer player for Trinidad & Tobago
  • I love the diversity of students, the professors and classes, all of the fun events, the great weather, and the incredible school spirit.
    Nicole, 2012
    Dean's Dozen
  • The Campus! Studying on the green, eating at the Rat with friends or simply hanging out by the lake, there's no way you can ever have a bad day at the U!  
    Vanessa, 2012
    Dean's Dozen

Our Labs

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Laboratory of Clinical and Applied Physiology


The laboratory consists of areas dedicated to research in cardiovascular function, muscle strength and power, body composition and biochemistry. The laboratory utilizes a holistic approach to the study of clinical research.
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Max Orovitz Laboratories


The Max Orovitz Laboratories include the Laboratory of Athletic Training, The Laboratory of Sports Medicine and Motion Analysis, the Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging, and a Nutrition Laboratory.
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Affiliated Facilities
and Centers


University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute, The Miami Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center Department of Veterans Affairs, UHealth Sports Medicine at the University of Miami...

Department Chair

Arlette Perry

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Kinesiology & Sport Sciences; Director, Laboratory of Clinical & Applied Physiology

(305)284-3025


Merrick Building 315

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