Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management

The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management is home to two distinct undergraduate majors (B.S. in Exercise and Health Science and B.S. in Sport Management) and one graduate degree (M.S. in Applied Exercise and Health Science).  We have one of the premier exercise science labs in the country with state of the art equipment and facilities for research in exercise physiology and biomechanics.  Our sport management program has a strong record of working within Atlanta’s vast sports community that ranges from community recreation centers to professional sports clubs to national sporting events.  The department is growing to meet the high demand in this field.  This is an exciting place to be at an exciting time. Please contact us if you need further assistance.



Departmental News


Exercise Science Majors Win KSU Undergraduate Research Award


Award Winners


Exercise Science Majors Ashlyn Schwartz, Courtenay Hicks, Sara Morris, Jon Garrett, and Elizabeth Thomas won the best research poster award out of 96 submissions for their study "The Relationship Between Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Endurance, and Executive Function in Older Adults" at KSU's 19th annual Symposium of Student Scholars and Undergraduate Research Sympoisum. Assistant Professor Tiffany Esmat and Professor David Mitchell served as faculty mentors to the project.



Professor David Mitchell Wins Fulbright Award


David Mitchell


Distinguished Scholar in Gerontology and Professor of Exercise Science and Sport Management David Mitchell was awarded a Fulbright Award to study and teach at Bar-Ilan University in Israel for in spring 2015. Read more about his award here. Congratulations to David!



Exercise Science Students Collaborate with Local Seniors


For the last six years, exercise science students have worked with residents of Gaines Park, visiting the facility for an hour and a half every Friday for eight weeks at a time. The students lead the seniors in various activities, including “sittercise,” dancing and the occasional bout of dodgeball. Read more here.





KSU Exercise and Health Science Majors Continue Their Quiz Bowl Success



Once again, Kennesaw State's Excercise and Health Science majors demonstrated their knowledge of field exercise science. At the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Greenville, South Carolina Justine Chabucos, Tracy Edwards and Elizabeth Rivera along with alternate Sara Morris represented KSU in the Student Quiz Bowl competition in the area of exercise physiology. The team took 3rd place overall among the undergraduate teams. The conference was held February 14th-16th. The EHS Majors Club is supported by faculty co-advisors Dr. Tiffany Esmat and Dr. Yuri Feito. Approximately 40 KSU gratuate and undergraduate students attended the conference.




KSU Exercise and Health Science Majors Win Major Competition




Kennesaw State University EHS students Erin Gainey, Christine Wood and Karletta McCoy will represent the Southeast Chapter at the quiz bowl competition held during the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in May. The team earned the honor of representing the Southeast Chapter after soundly defeating 20 other quiz bowl teams from across the region. Teams are made up of three undergraduate students, and the competition tests their knowledge in the areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning and exercise testing.


The KSU team scored 43,800 points to win first place, followed by Virginia Commonwealth University with 10,000 points and Florida Atlantic University with 8,600 points. The KSU students will compete May 29 against 11 other regional teams in a bid for the national quiz bowl title in San Francisco.


(adapted from article by Jennifer Hafer)


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