Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health

Department Contact Information

106 Phillips Hall


The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health offers three undergraduate majors that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. They include public healthkinesiology, and nutrition.

Our graduates have made an impact as leaders in health and nutrition careers. A combination of dynamic classroom and experiential learning engages students to understand the physical, metabolic, organizational, societal and cultural forces that affect health and performance. 


Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health (KNH)Jennifer Edwards

Jennifer Krauth, Chief Department Advisor

106J Phillips Hall; 513-529-3033;

First point of contact for undergraduate student inquiries for Nutrition, Kinesiology, Public Health.

KNH Student Organizations

Miami University Student Athletic Trainers’ Association (MUSATA)

Staff Advisor: Jennifer Beardslee
MUSATA is a student-run organization created to maintain an environment which will sustain professional development, fellowship, skill development, and promotion of the Athletic Training Profession. Educational in-services are usually held once to twice a month. To become a member, one must attend all monthly meetings and be current with their dues. Dues are used for speaker gifts, educational models and programs, partial cost of attending professional meetings, and other activities related to our athletic training program.

Miami University Student Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SAND)

Faculty Advisor: Nancy Parkinson
The purpose of this organization is to foster the professional, educational goals and interests in the fields of nutrition, food service management, and dietetics. The organization will pursue these objectives in affiliation with the Ohio and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This affiliation provides assistance in preparing programs and furthers our purpose. All students enrolled at Miami University, who have an interest in food and nutrition can join and become active members.

Phi Epsilon Kappa

Faculty Advisor: 
Phi Epsilon Kappa is a national professional fraternity serving students in sport, recreation exercise science, kinesiology, health promotion, sport medicine, and athletic training. The Miami Alpha Iota chapter is housed in the KNH Department and open to any student of any major who is interested in sport, health, and/or exercise or fitness-related careers or graduate programs. Some of the events and activities planned and sponsored by Phi E K are a guest speaker’s series with KNH alums and others working in KNH-related careers; a workshop on applying to Graduate School; a Health Fair; trips to academic and professional conferences/meetings; and a partnership with fund-raising events supporting youth sport programs at Oxford Parks and Recreation.  If you would like more information regarding Phi Epsilon Kappa, please contact them via The Hub.

Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Club

Co-Faculty Advisors: Nancy Malay and Dr. Bill Berg
This organization (PPOT) has been organized for and by students for over 15 years. It provides students of all majors with information about career opportunities and schools in Physical and Occupational Therapy. Monthly meetings include invited speakers from local OT and PT programs and field trips to visit OT and PT schools and clinics.

Anatomy and Physiology Club

Faculty Advisor: Dean Smith
This organization aims to develop and facilitate member interest in regards to Anatomy and Physiology through education, exploration, socialization, and philanthropic projects. Members will further develop their interest in anatomy through educational activities relating to such topics, exploration of career paths utilizing knowledge of such sciences, and socializing with other clubs with the goal of developing outside interests, networking, and co-hosting volunteering and fundraising events. Philanthropic projects will entail fundraising and volunteering with the goal of supporting charitable and worthwhile causes representing physical ailments and disorders. Membership is not exclusive to science majors, but rather anyone who is interested in these topics.

Graduate Program

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health (KNH) offers one master's degree; a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health with areas of concentration in (a) Exercise and Health Science and (b) Health Promotion. The program requires 30 credit hours and students have the option of choosing a thesis or non-thesis track.

KNH’s graduate students have the opportunity to work alongside faculty with national and international reputations.

As nationally mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), the professional athletic training program at Miami University will transition from the Bachelor’s level to the Master’s level. It is proposed that beginning with the academic year 2019-2020, students wishing to pursue athletic training should enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program with the intention of applying to the Master of Athletic Training program during junior year. More specific detail on the Master of Athletic Training program is forthcoming.