Facilities and Resources

The department of kinesiology is located in historic McDonald Arena. Here, you have access to state-of-the-art facilities to apply the knowledge you are learning and to develop the skills needed for a career in your field of interest. The College of Health and Human Services also has an open access computer lab in Room 102.

Gaining practical experience

McDonald Arena is home to our three primary lab facilities, where students will have access to exercise and development equipment and the tools to gain solid, hands-on experience.

Perceptual-motor development lab

This 1,600 square-foot laboratory is implemented in conjunction with, and as practicum experience for, the students in KIN 545, perceptual-motor development. In the lab, students are given the opportunity to work as educators dedicated to the remediation of both psychomotor and academic readiness skills for younger, at-risk children.

Exercise and movement science lab

The exercise and movement science labs utilize different equipment and several rooms in McDonald Arena to educate students about exercise and fitness. Students enrolled in the KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles course will use these labs to study anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics involved in physical fitness.

Adaptive physical education lab

The adaptive physical education lab provides a space for students to learn how to work with accessible equipment and provide instruction to those with disabilities. Students taking KIN 468 use this lab to work with clients from the Arc of the Ozarks who have autism and developmental disabilities.