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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at Concordia University, St. Paul will have a new home beginning in January 2016 as it moves to Thompson Hall. The 11,950 square-foot facility, which was completely renovated in 2014, will provide the growing program permanent lab space, multiple classrooms, and faculty offices.
“With the tremendous growth occurring throughout campus and within our department, we realized the need to relocate to a space which will provide more opportunities for student engagement and research, enhanced programming, and faculty scholarship,” Kinesiology and Health Sciences department chair Katie Fischer said.
In the department’s previous location instructors were required to bring lab equipment with them into the classrooms, limiting the amount of time for students to complete lab activities. Fischer added student will now benefit from more lab time and increased efficiency by the instructors in facilitating the labs in their courses.
The facility became available due to the impending move of Concordia’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program to the fifth floor of the Central Midway Building. Kinesiology and Health Sciences had been sharing lab and classroom space in the Gangelhoff Center with athletics.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers programs in exercise science, sport management, sport psychology, orthotics and prosthetics, health care administration, pulmonary science, radiologic science leadership, community health science, and a certificate in coaching.