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Kinesiology – from the Greek words "KINEIN", to move, and "OLOGY", study of.

Kinesiology refers to the study of movement. In higher education, kinesiology is an umbrella term used to describe a multifaceted field of study in which movement or physical activity is the central focus. Physical activity includes exercise for improvement of health and physical fitness, sport, dance, and involves special populations such as, children and the elderly.

Our Department embraces liberal arts education, using it as a foundation to promote life-long learning and service to our students. Additonally, we believe the Hendrix moto "unto the whole person" includes a lifelong personal commitment to health and wellness.

This is a very exciting time for our Department. In the Fall of 2007, we moved into our new 95,000 square foot, 22 million dollar Wellness and Athletic Center. The move has provided unprecedented opportunities for program growth and development.