Message from Department Head, Dr. Lindsay Distefano, Ph.D.

The Department of Kinesiology, in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut, is regarded as one of the best in the country. Our doctoral program is nationally ranked among the top 10 programs by the National Academy of Kinesiology and the nationally-accredited athletic training program is competitively positioned to become one of the nation's top 10 programs. Our faculty include internationally-recognized leaders in the fields of exercise science, exercise and sport nutrition, athletic training, and physical therapy. The productive research program at the Human Performance Laboratory is globally recognized for scholarly excellence and we are proud of our association with the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) and KSI's commitment to preventing sudden death in sport and physical activity. Our various academic programs differ in degrees offered, student requirements, and research scope, but the respective faculty actively collaborate in research, teaching, and community engagement.


co-author Dr. Srinivasan: Means-end exploration indicates bilateral coordination and motor abilities in infants at-risk for autism

Differences in means-end exploration between infants at risk for autism and typically developing infants in the first 15 months of life.

Students in the News

Daniel Yu, University Scholar (top 15 in class), Exercise Science senior undergraduate works in Dr. Lee's laboratory on projects studying 1) the effects of statins on Caenorhabditis elegans muscle and neuronal aging and 2) the impact of exercise on immune response to influenza vaccination

UCONN Today Meet the Undergraduate Daniel Yu

Erin Flajnik is a senior undergraduate, UConn Cheerleading veteran, and TME Mentor for the Exercise Science major. As a mentor, Erin uses a personalized approach to assist underclassmen in navigating what it means to be a Husky and assist them in exploring our program.  Erin will pursue her post-graduate Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in a highly competitive program at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA.

UCONN Today Meet the Undergraduate Erin Flajnik