Kinesiology, Nutrition & Recreation

Our philosophy has always been that students will only be excellent professionals if we teach them both the scientific principles and practical skills required. The faculty applies their knowledge and skills to improve the world around them. We expect the same from our students. The faculty involves students in a number of initiatives, so that they may gain experience planning, implementing, and evaluating activities. Whether they be health screenings, athletic contests, or exercise programs the students are involved in every phase of the event. The graduates of our programs have hundreds of hours of practical experience in the field through which they have applied the lessons from the classroom. We pride ourselves on affording students with high quality real world experiences upon completion of the degree.

Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation News

    Pujol Appointed Interim Dean of College of Education, Health and Human Studies

    Dr. Joe Pujol, chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Recreation and professor of exercise science at Southeast Missouri State University, has been appointed interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies, effective June 1, 2019. Pujol, who has served as a faculty member for 23 years, 15 of those as [...]

    Southeast Observing Eating Disorders Awareness Week Feb. 25-28

    The Southeast Missouri State University community is invited to share their stories, speak out and learn from experts about the struggles of eating disorders and how to overcome them during a variety of events as part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) Feb. 25-28. The week begins with a #SEMOPROUD Campaign and Affirmation Jar from [...]

    Southeast Students Participate in 2019 Governor’s Leadership Forum

    Four Southeast Missouri State University students recently attended the 2019 Governor’s Leadership Forum on Faith and Values, held Jan. 9-11 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Created by former Missouri Governor, and 79th U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, the three-day Leadership Forum on Faith and Values encouraged students by challenging their decision-making, values and belief systems using [...]


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Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Recreation
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