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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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Congratulations to Professor John Rury with the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at KU. American Council of Learned Societies Collaborative Research Fellowship Program supports Dr. Rury's research on "The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter For Justice. Read More: http://bit.ly/1zU7Wkw
John L. Rury F'15
ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships 2015(with Derrick Darby, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)ProfessorDepartment: Educational Leadership & Policy StudiesUniversity of KansasThe Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for JusticeEighteenth-century European natural scientist…

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Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


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