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Department of Kinesiology

Welcome to the Boise State University Department of Kinesiology. Serving over 700 students within the College of Health Sciences, the Department of Kinesiology hosts two undergraduate degree programs and three graduate degree programs with multiple sub-discipline areas of specialization.

Mission Statement

The department provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs that incorporate scientific and professional methods of inquiry to study physical activity, exercise, sport, and health-related issues; advances the body of knowledge through scholarly inquiry; and offers a wide-range of fitness and sport activities that help promote lifelong well-being.

Master of Athletic Leadership Program: Popular and growing stronger!

This NEW program has doubled its enrollment over the past 3 years! Read about it in UPDATE.

Physical Education Program Takes to the Outdoors

Dr. Ken Bell leads a Department of Kinesiology Physical Education Program Adventure Trip to Garden Valley in collaboration with Boise Schools and Idaho Fish and Game. Please see these links to the Boise County Connection and the Idaho Statesman. This adventurous trip proved to be a big success. Kudos to Dr. Bell, the students, and all involved!

Influential Sports Medicine Practitioners Honored with Endowed Scholarship

“This endowed scholarship for students is my way of paying it forward. George Wade, M.D., and Gary Craner were my mentors; they believed in me and ultimately pushed me to go beyond the world of Boise State to become a physician and follow my dreams,” said Tamara Pascoe, M.D., Boise State alumnus (BS, athletic training, ‘90 and MS, exercise and sports studies, ‘99). “I am one of hundreds of students they have inspired, supported and taught in the past 30-plus years. I want future students to know and understand who the individuals were that paved the way for the current status of athletic training and sports medicine at Boise State and in Idaho.”

Alumni Survey

Greetings Kinesiology Alumni!

The Department of Kinesiology is very interested in what our alumni are doing after leaving Boise State University. We would love to hear what you plan to do after graduating from Boise State University, or if you’ve already graduated what you are doing now.

Your survey responses will be used to update our alumni contact information and to assist in our ongoing evaluation of the Department of Kinesiology undergraduate and graduate programs. Your participation in this survey is important to our continuing efforts to provide the highest quality degree programs in the field of Kinesiology.

If you have any questions about the survey or how the information will be used please feel free to contact the Department of Kinesiology at 208-426-4270 or

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. We look forward to hearing from you!

To take the survey now, please click HERE.


Summer Programs for Youths

Summer Youth Sports Program
Session 1: June 12 – 30, 2017
Session 2: July 10 – 28, 2017

Athlete Performance Academy
Session 1: June 5-30, 2017
Session 2: July 10-Aug. 4, 2017