Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor.
Welcome to the HK Family! As Department Head and a proud alumnus, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. I can assure you that you have made a wise decision in joining our Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) program. Regardless of your anticipated major or career aspirations, our Kinesiology faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a first-rate educational experience and helping you achieve your personal goals and objectives. But, no matter how prolific we may be as researchers, how gifted we may be as teachers, how supportive and inspiring we may be as advisors, or how effective we may be as administrators, you will only get out of your post-secondary educational experience what you put into it. During your time in the Department of Kinesiology, you will be furnished with a number of learning opportunities, including but not limited to: co-op and internship placements, individual studies and theses, study abroad opportunities, volunteering or working in research labs, participating in academic and/or practitioner-oriented conferences, mentoring others as part of the Kin-One Program, and serving as an elected official on the HK Society or as a student representative on other committees throughout the University. I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities during your time in the BHK program. Doing so will not only make for a more fulfilling and enjoyable undergraduate experience but will also help to differentiate you from others upon graduating. GET INVOLVED - you’ll be happy that you did!
The information presented in the remaining pages of this handbook is intended to help you navigate your way through the BHK program and get you across the finish line in a safe and timely fashion. Please take the time to read it carefully, and save it on your desktop or some other safe place so that you can quickly reference it if/when the need arises. Beyond this handbook, our faculty and staff are always available to assist you with any questions or concerns that you may have along the way. Our faculty and staff have a wealth of knowledge and insights to share with you, but a limited number of classroom hours for doing so. We have chosen our careers because we want to help others be successful; however, it is difficult for us to develop relationships with our students over email. Thus, I encourage you to take advantage of our office hours to get to know us and pick our brains about our areas of expertise.
I look forward to meeting you all and wish you the very best of success with your studies!
Jess C. Dixon, Ph.D.
Department Head of Kinesiology