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The kinesiology department is comprised of the majors of athletic training, exercise science, and physical education. The department also offers minors in health education, exercise science and kinesiology and well as the offering of the health dynamics academic programs.  It also oversees the inter-collegiate athletic and club and intramural sports programs.

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Dr. Chad Carlson blogs on Fantasy Football, Metaphysics and Value

Read his posting from September 17, 2014 here.


Kinesiology Faculty Develop
Childhood Wellness Program

A new multidisciplinary program that will help families engage in exercise and learn about healthy lifestyle choices is coming to Hope this fall, thanks to the hard work of three of the department's faculty members.

The program, called “Foundations for Fitness,” was developed byKyle Morrison, Steven Smith and Mark Northuis. It is being funded through a grant from Herman Miller Cares, the company’s employee giving foundation.

Read more from the Holland Sentinel.



Professor Stein Slette Presented H.O.P.E Award


Stein Slette, a member of the kinesiology faculty, has been presented the 50th “Hope Outstanding Professor Educator” (H.O.P.E.) Award by the graduating Class of 2014.

The H.O.P.E. award, first given in 1965, is presented by the graduating class to the professor who they feel epitomizes the best qualities of the Hope College educator.  Slette was named the recipient during the college’s Commencement ceremony, held at the Ray and Sue Smith Stadium on Sunday, May 4.

Read more at:
Hope's website story
Holland Sentinel story


2014 Department Award Winners

The following students have been named recipients of the department awards:

Exercise Science Majors of the Year
Maggie Deaton

National Association of Sport and Physical Education
Outstanding Majors of the Year
Evan Finch

Seymour Pre-Physical Theraphy Award
Natalie Woodberry

Susan Allie Physical Education Award
Dani Nowicki

Athletic Training Junior Book Award
Hannah Doorn

Miner Stegenga Award
Eric Dawson

Alvin Vanderbush Student Athlete Award
Greg Bird and Marietta Schoolmaster

Kathleen White Memorial Award
Allie Hoyt

Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training
Colin Drinkard

Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards
Megan Kelley and Nate VanArendonk

William and Mabel VanderBilt Family Award
Rachel Slotman and Natalie Woodberry

Otto VanderVelde All-Campus Award
Michael Atwell

John Schouten All-Campus Award
Sheri McCormack



Athletic Training Student, Cara Conrad, Receives NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship

The senior from St. Joseph, Mich. (Michigan Lutheran HS), will receive a one-time, $7,500 nonrenewable award to use during the 2014-15 academic year. Conrad, an athletic training student, also will be given an all-expenses paid trip to the NCAA Career in Sports Forum on June 5-8 at the NCAA national office in Indianapolis, Ind.

Conrad plans to use the NCAA grant toward graduate school for physical therapy.

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Kinesiology Department Welcomes
Peter Bodary for Lecture

Hope College students and faculty welcomed Peter Bodary, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Movement Science and Health & Fitness Director at the University of Michigan on Tuesday, March 3. Professor Bodary presented a lecture titled, "Is hepcidin responsible for exercise-induced iron deficiency anemia?"



Orienteering Class makes the most of the
historical Michigan winter!

Students in Professor Stein Slette's Kinesiology 128 Orienteering Class, or as they affectionally refer to it as, "Hardcore Class," have thoroughly enjoyed the long, snowy winter in Michigan. Below are a few pictures from a recent class outing.

Students on an ice-covered Lake Michigan with icebergs
in the background.

Heather Englert, Catie Gammon, and Meredith Busman (pictured L to R) are
proudly showing of that they found Orienteering post number
11 AA deep in the woods at Yankee Springs Recreation Area.


Professor Emeritus George Kraft
Honored By The College

The performance lab at DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College has been dedicated in honor of  longtime Hope educator and coach Dr. George Kraft. Read more.


Professor Kirk Brumels Featured In News From Hope, "A Higher Calling"

Sense of calling brought Dr. Kirk Brumels back to his alma mater to serve as program director of athletic training education and associate professor of kinesiology.Read more.


Kirk Brumels Inducted into
Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame

Dr. Kirk Brumels, associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope College, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS).

Brumels, a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed Michigan athletic trainer, has been a member of the Hope faculty since 2001. He had previously spent more than a decade as an athletic trainer with the New England Patriots.

He has been active with MATS in a variety of ways, including as president during 2011 and 2012, president-elect in 2009-10, and as chair of the Professional Education Committee during 2007 and 2008.  His current involvement includes serving as Michigan state representative to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA).

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Our mission is:

... to use the study and practice of human movement to transform the mind, body, and spirit for lives of leadership, character, and service.

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