In the Department of Kinesiology there are 22 faculty members. Of the 22 faculty members, 18 faculty hold doctorates; 10 of the 18 are full professors; 3 are associate professors; and 5 are assistant professors. A particular strength of the faculty lies in the diversity represented by the professional training received by these faculty members at 11 different doctoral granting institutions.
Additionally, faculty members are active in leadership roles in state, regional, and national organizations, regularly present research findings at professional conferences, publish in nationally refereed journals, are invited to speak at international conferences, serve as reviewers for accreditation visits, and collaborate with colleagues throughout southwest Missouri on professional development workshops and in-service training. Faculty collectively have received distinction in teaching, research, and service as represented by 11 college awards, 5 university awards, and numerous community recognition awards.