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.

SBOFselfieWe are proud to announce that KIND will be implementing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Kinesiology. On May 21, 2015 the NM State Board of Finance approved the PhD program. Pictured on the right (from left to right) are NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, KIND Department Head Bob Wood, and NM Secretary of Higher Education Barbara Damron, celebrating the unanimous approval from the Board.

Whether you are interested in degrees for pre-medicine(Pre-Med), pre-physical therapy or occupational therapy or careers in Athletic Training, Physical Education or Dance, our student-centered programs provide individualized guidance and excellent instruction. Come visit us! You can schedule an appointment by contacting Victoria Jaime at vjaime@nmsu.edu or 575-646-2216.

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Jordan Marks Receives Highest Honors


For the second straight year, the Athletic Training Degree Program enjoyed a 100% “first-time pass rate” on the Board of Examiners Licensing Exam. The academic strength of the 2015 class is highlighted by the recognition of  Jordan Marks (Marks) as the student graduating with highest honors in the College of Education. Jordan graduated with a stellar 4.0 GPA and will be attending Graduate School at Auburn in the Fall where she will be a Graduate Assistant in the Athletic Training Department.



Pictured on the right is the beautiful family of Kayci Harmon Miller (’14) and her husband Caleb (College of Business Class of ’14 ) . Little Rylee will have her first birthday this November, and Kayci plans on beginning her Masters program in Physical Education at Eastern New Mexico University this Fall.


Michael Apodaca (pictured on the left), an alumnus of NMSU with his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, is now the Detroit Tigers Minor League Strength and Conditioning Coach, and playing for the West Michigan Whitecaps (affiliate of the Detroit Tigers). Recently, at the Low-A Midwest League Champions, the West Michigan Whitecaps won the series 3 games to 2. The KIND department is proud of Michael’s success and grateful to have his younger brother in the Kinesiology program now.



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.

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.