University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

School of Kinesiology
Type Public
Established 2008
Endowment US$3.9 million
Dean Lori Ploutz-Snyder
Academic staff
Students 1,060
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Campus Ann Arbor Central/Medical Campus'

The University of Michigan School of Kinesiology commonly referred to as just Kinesiology or Kines is the University of Michigan Ann Arbor's School of Kinesiology, which grants undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. In December 2008 it officially became a school, previously being a division since its creation in 1984. Kines has the fourth largest undergraduate enrollment at Michigan with a selectivity rate of 44%, making it the second most selective school on campus.[1] The graduate program has experienced rapid growth in the past ten years. The master's and Ph.D programs have become highly selective, with 41.4% and 27.8% selectivity rates respectively and is ranked as 5th in the nation with University of Southern California being first.[2] In 2007-08 the graduate program had 23 master’s degree students and 29 full-time.[1] The School of Kinesiology operates out of three main buildings, Observatory Lodge (OBL), Central Campus Recreational Building (CCRB) and the Health Management Research Center (HMRC). Most classes are held in OBL and CCRB, with research being done in the OBL, CCRB and HMRC.

Public Programs

The School of Kinesiology also hosts programs for the university and for the general public, the largest of which is Kinesiology Community Programs.[3]

KidSport Summer Camp is another popular program in which kids ages 5–12 come to the University and participate in noncompetitive sports from June to August.

KidSport Clinics brings children ages 5–12 to meet current Michigan student-athletes and participate in mini-clinics to learn about the fundamentals of the sport while encouraging healthy habits and staying in school.


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