/ Kinesiology Department


Hope College is committed to student-faculty research, and the kinesiology department is no exception.

Our students gain hands-on experience collaborating with a very diverse, experienced group of faculty. Together, they are add new knowledge and understanding to the academic fields of exercise science, health, wellness and more.

Each spring, hundreds of Hope students present the results of their research projects at Hope’s annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance. Each year, the kinesiology department contributes multiple research project presentations from dozens of students.  

In addition, several student-faculty research projects go on to present at professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, and publish in a variety of journals and other publications. 

We are excited to see where future research will take our students and faculty around the world.

Dr. Rider, Professor Slette and student presenters at the Michigan American College of Sports Medicine Conference.