Welcome to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences!

Programs in the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES) offer undergraduate and graduate degrees preparing students to work in health, sport, and exercise-related fields. HSES graduates apply their knowledge to serve as teachers, researchers, clinicians, managers, administrators and other professionals in academic, private, and public settings. Learn more »

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"For many Hispanic parents, getting help for their autistic children is a challenge. And that often starts with the failure to identify the disorder in the first place, says Jason Travers, an assistant professor in the special education department at the University of Kansas." Read More: http://kcur.org/post/why-are-minorities-diagnosed-autism-lower-rates-whites Tags: #KUSOE #KUSpecialEd
Why Are Minorities Diagnosed With Autism At Lower Rates Than Whites?
Just after picking him up from day care, Wendy Santillan serves her son, Raoul, milk and cookies. Raoul, a 3-year-old with a crew cut and big brown eyes,

Hispanic parents find getting help for kids w/ #autism difficult. Often starts w/ failure to identify: http://t.co/WgdJIX50TO #KUSOE :
Curiosity sparks KU paleontologist Chris Beard’s quest for man’s ancient cousins When he’s not scrutinizing ancient primate fossils in his KU lab, world-renowned paleontologist Chris Beard (http://bit.ly/1w3TQSj) is out stalking human evolutionary ancestors in remote corners of Libya, Turkey, China, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Egypt, Tunisia, or Kenya. Beard, who came to KU as a Foundation Distinguished Professor, has a passion for being out in the middle of nowhere and making a discovery — “There’s nothing better than that. It’s fabulous.”


Why KU
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • HSES faculty and KU Athletics collaborate on the Research and Coaching Performance Team to study sports performance
  • Angela Lumpkin was named to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s Hall of Fame
  • The athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education