KINE Student Experience

Kinesiology - Student Experience


Student Organizations

There are numerous student organizations found within the Department of Kinesiology as well as at ECU. These student organizations are involved in many different aspects of campus and community activities. Such activities involve service projects within the community, social activities, attending program based conferences and participating in research based projects. Specific organizations include the Kinesiology Major’s Club, Kinesiology Graduate Student OrganizationPhi Epsilon Kappa and the Kinesiology Living-Learning Community. For more information about different student Organizations within the College of Health and Human Performance and at ECU please visit the ECU OrgSync site.

Study Abroad
KINE typically offers study abroad programs each year. In the recent past, our faculty have taken students to various places around the world. These types of opportunities provide different cultural, educational and social activities. Students participate in tours of historical landmarks, attend lectures at various Colleges and Institutions. For information about upcoming study abroad opportunities in KINE please click here.

Kinesiology Living-Learning Community

The Kinesiology Living-Learning Community (LLC) is designed to assist intended Kinesiology majors (i.e., those focusing on Exercise Psychology, Sport Studies, Health Fitness, and Physical Education) as they pursue their academic goals. By being selected to reside in the Kinesiology LLC, you will have the opportunity to 1) live with fellow students who share similar academic goals and interests; 2) have the opportunity to take designated courses with your fellow LLC members; 3) have a residential advisor who is a Kinesiology major; and 4) the opportunity to interact with instructors from the Department of Kinesiology. Incoming freshman who are interested in living in this unique environment are invited to apply. Preference will be given to applicants from eastern NC who are first-generation college students that have demonstrated their academic potential via GPA, SAT/ACT scores. It is also expected that residents be non-smokers and committed to an active healthy lifestyle. Click Here to Apply


Internships are an integral part of the curriculum in many of the programs offered in Kinesiology.  Internship requirements vary from each academic program, so when reviewing the requirements of your intended program of study pay close attention to the internship requirements. While most of these internships are required as part of the degree completion process they can provide a positive and enjoyable experience for our students.

Community Service

The Department of Kinesiology prides itself in community engagement through service. Our faculty, staff and students participate in a number of community service projects and activities throughout the year. In the past faculty, staff and students have worked with the Pitt County Humane Society, Reindeer for Cash, just to name a few.

Research Opportunities

Students in all of our Academic Programs have numerous research opportunities. These opportunities include working with faculty and/or individually on research topics related to Biomechanics, Adapted Physical Education, Human Performance, and Physical Activity and Promotion, just to name a few. Many of our students participate in presenting their research at local, regional and national events. Our research labs include the Biomechanics Lab, Developmental Motor Lab, Activity Promotion Lab, Human Performance Lab and the Visual Motor Lab.