The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire is to foster purposeful learning in the science, application, and principles of kinesiology to understand the full nature of human movement across the lifespan. We live and promote this mission by developing and preparing transformative learners to lead others in the achievement of a healthy, physically active lifestyle, and an enhanced quality of life.

As part of our commitment to teaching and learning, the department has defined 4 broad goals for each student to work towards in their major experience.

  1. Knowledge of the history, evolution, and philosophical foundations of the Kinesiology discipline

  2. An understanding, respect, and appreciation for the many facets of human movement across the lifespan

  3. Utilization of evidenced-based approaches and reflective learning in professional practice

  4. Ability to communicate effectively within a discipline-specific context