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Welcome from the Director

Welcome from the Director



Greetings from the Division of Kinesiology and Health, and welcome to the University of Wyoming! I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you embark on the next phase of your academic career!


Dr. Derek Smith, Director of the Division of Kinesiology and Health. Earning a college education is an adventure! Whether your goal is a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree, I applaud you for your ambition and commitment to challenge yourself! This is an exciting time for you, and I encourage you to take advantage of all that UW has to offer.   I hope that your time here will be both academically productive and personally rewarding.

The Division of Kinesiology and Health prides itself on creating an atmosphere of excellence and professional advancement, providing the environment and resources you will need to develop skills and knowledge in your chosen field.  Surrounded by our caring and devoted faculty and staff, you will be challenged to think critically, explore new areas of study, and go beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge to make new discoveries.

Once again, welcome to UW. I wish you every success in your studies and hope to meet you personally in the near future.


Best wishes,

Derek Smith, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Kinesiology and Health


Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion

Students in the Kinesiology and Health Promotion program (K&HP) can pursue the areas of health promotion, clinical exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, basic science, behavior science, and business management. The K&HP program is an excellent preprofessional program for students seeking to enter the field of medicine, specifically to become a physician, physician assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist, dentist, optometrist, ophthalmologist, chiropractor, or other related occupation in medicine.

K&HP 4-Year Plan (USP 2015)


K&HP Program of Study (USP 2015)

K&HP Worksheet (USP 2015)


K&HP Program of Study (USP 2003)

K&HP Worksheet (USP 2003) 

Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET)

Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET)

Students in the Physical Education Teacher Education program (PHET ) are certified to teach physical education K12 in the public schools of Wyoming. The PHET program is a nationally recognized program for the integration of theory and practice. The PHET program is a nationally recognized program for meeting the NASPE/NCATE Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards. The PHET program offers individuals opportunity to combine certifications/endorsements in health education K12, adapted physical education K12, and coaching.

PHET 4-Year Plan (USP 2015)


PHET Program of Study (USP 2015)

PHET Worksheet (USP 2015)


PHET Program of Study (USP 2003)

PHET Worksheet (USP 2003)

Contact Us

Division of Kinesiology and Health
Corbett Building 119
Dept. 3196
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-5284
Fax: (307) 766-4098

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