The doctoral program in the University of Delaware Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (KAAP) is ranked fifth in the United States, based on a 2020 review and evaluation by the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK). UD KAAP’s ranking is up eight spots...
The renal rehab program housed in UD’s College of Health Sciences provides individualized exercise programs for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who are referred through Christiana Care’s kidney transplant team and local dialysis clinics. Graduate students...
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, and it often leads to long-term disability. UD Professor Jennifer Semrau is delving deeper into a sense called proprioception that is critical to our movement, but is often damaged after a stroke. She is...
Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (KAAP) at the University of Delaware recently ranked 5th of all programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the U.S. and I am very excited to be the Chair of a vibrant department! Whether you are just starting your study of kinesiology or are seeking the expertise to advance the field as a scientist or clinician, we offer a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has immediate impact on the health of society. Our faculty is committed to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the training of the next generation of scholars and ultimately translating our research/education to improve the human condition.
Explore KAAP Programs
We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.
Meet Our New Faculty
Ibra S. Fancher, PhD
Vascular function in health and disease:
- Mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in the presence of cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. hypertension, obesity)
- Role of smooth muscle and endothelial K+ ion channels in control of vascular tone
- Real time recording of mechano-activated ion channels
- Translational and systems approaches in identifying novel targets to prevent/reverse cardiovascular disease
KAAP Featured Program
The University of Delaware had two female athletic training students interning for NFL teams – the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams – during the summer of 2019. The UD Athletic Training department in the College of Health Sciences has had students accepted to NFL internships for years, but female ATs as NFL interns are on the rise. To top it off, UD has nine current athletic trainers working for NFL teams. Those alumni have been critical in helping to provide internship opportunities for current students.