The Faculty of Human Kinetics was established in 1974 after having been established as the Faculty of Health and Physical Education in 1965. The name change in 1974 to Human Kinetics was a pivotal point in the history of this Faculty and was certainly a sign of what was to transpire over the next three decades. Including the name change, the Faculty of Human Kinetics has undergone many transformations over the years, including major renovations to the original building in 2009, and achieving The Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA) accreditation in 2011. While much has changed, certain factors have remained the same providing the solid under girding for one of the top faculties in Canada. Faculty expertise, first-class facilities, research opportunities and commitments to program excellence and innovation have established a solid reputation for us at the University of Windsor.
The Faculty of Human Kinetics houses both an academic department, referred to as the Department of Kinesiology, as well as the University of Windsor's athletic and recreation division, referred to as Athletic and Recreational Services and home to the Windsor Lancers Varsity sport teams.
The Department of Kinesiology offers undergraduate programs with majors in Movement Science, Sport Management, and Sport Studies. We also offer graduate programs with majors in Human Performance and Sport Management.
Over 4000 students have graduated with Kinesiology degrees since the first class entered in 1965. Most are prominent members of society in a variety of career fields.