Be Strong. Be True.

Kinesiology is defined as the study of human movement, but at Hope College it’s so much more than that.

Stein Slette BiomechanicsAs our faculty, staff and students move throughout the world, we challenge each other with the words of our fight song to be strong and true. We’re committed to use the study and practice of human activity to transform the mind, body and spirit for lives of leadership, character and service.

Small class sizes, student-faculty collaborative research, and mentoring are just some of the ways we foster an environment that is demanding, supportive and inspiring. Students will be challenged in the life-long pursuit of personal well-being and vocational excellence by experienced faculty who are experts in their fields and passionate about their work. Athletes will participate in world-class facilities while being coached by men and women who are absolutely committed to providing transformative experiences in the context of competitive excellence.

Being strong and true to our commitment and dedication toward the life-changing and transformative experiences obtained through mentoring, classroom activities, internships, study abroad opportunities, competition and collaborative research, will allow us to bring Hope to the world and be difference makers in our local and global communities.  

Recent Blog Posts

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  4. Half a World Away But Close to Hope

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    Entry #1 by Steve Binnig (’19) My name is Steve Binnig. I am a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsyl...

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  6. Alumni Update: Building Upon my Hope College Foundation

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    By Emily Smith (’15) During the first year of graduate school, when the material is the most o...

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Hope by the Numbers

  • 2HOPE Award Winners

    In 2014 and 2015, two of our professors were named the Hope Outstanding Professor of the Year, presented by the senior class.

  • 11Faculty with a Ph.D.

    Eleven faculty members in our department have earned a Ph.D. and have expertise in a wide variety of fields within the study of kinesiology

  • 10Teacher. Coach. Mentor.

    Ten of our full-time varsity coaches also teach within our academic department. They live out a healthy balance between academics, athletics and/or administration.

  • 88%5-Year Passing Rate for PE

    The five-year passing rate for our students on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification in Physical Education is 88%