McMurry University Kinesiology

McMurry University Kinesiology The Department of Kinesiology and Health Fitness has degree programs including majors in Exercise Science & Human Performance, All-Levels Physical Education (teaching certification) and minors in Administration of Coaching and Exercise & Sport Studies.
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Five faculty members (Janet McMurry, Pug Parris, Cynthia Rutledge, Pam Verhulst & Paul Smith), along with a talented corps of adjunct instructors, administer this highly-regarded degree program to over 170 majors and minors.

Mission: The mission and Goals of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Fitness are for students to: 1. Acquire knowledge, attitudes, and habits necessary to maintain health and achieve physical and emotional well-being. Students will learn how to be physically well, develop physical skills, and demonstrate satisfactory competence in a variety of fi tness techniques and activities, including adaptations for clients with limited abilities or medical conditions. 2. Think critically and communicate new ideas. Students will actively use intellectual and creative problem-solving during sessions of Kinesiology and Health Fitness courses. 3. Prepare adequately for professional careers related to physical education and exercise science. Students majoring or minoring in Kinesiology programs will project personal goals, investigate career requirements, select appropriate degree plans, and make successful efforts to learn in each course offered by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Fitness.

MCMURRY ALUMNI COACHESMcMurry Kinesiology is reviewing the effectiveness of the Administration of Coaching minor and BIS...
03/19/2019
Administration of Coaching - Questionnaire

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McMurry alumnus Webb Murphy is looking for some help with FCA.  Check this out:
03/16/2019

McMurry alumnus Webb Murphy is looking for some help with FCA. Check this out:

Congratulations to the newest McMurry inductees into the national honor fraternity for Exercise Science!  The annual Phi...
03/11/2019

Congratulations to the newest McMurry inductees into the national honor fraternity for Exercise Science! The annual Phi Epsilon Kappa induction luncheon was held on March 3 for ten students and one faculty member. Newest members are: Kiara Jones, Anna Pickett, Bria Kimble, Cody Taylor, Sam Hillyer, Carly Kantrowitz, Bethany Malcolm, Shawna Faucett, and Dr. Ryan Dalton. In absentia inductees were Harley Weber and Michael Limones.

TJ Cleveland and Beckett Medford are changing their maroon and white for purple.  Both of these seniors have been select...
03/08/2019

TJ Cleveland and Beckett Medford are changing their maroon and white for purple. Both of these seniors have been selected for the Master's in Athletic Training program at Abilene Christian University. Congratulations, men!

Senior Samantha Ritz is beaming now that UNT has notified her of acceptance into its graduate program for Physical Thera...
02/12/2019

Senior Samantha Ritz is beaming now that UNT has notified her of acceptance into its graduate program for Physical Therapy. Way to go, Sam!

Seniors Savannah Freeman and Brianna Martin are all smiles with Mr. Skeleton in PE Center 203.  These two Exercise Scien...
02/05/2019

Seniors Savannah Freeman and Brianna Martin are all smiles with Mr. Skeleton in PE Center 203. These two Exercise Science & Human Performance/Pre-professional majors have been accepted into Hardin-Simmons University's Physical Therapy program for graduate studies. Congratulations, ladies!

Harley Weber, Alexa Aranda, and Cindy Villasana represented McMurry Kinesiology at the 2019 Texas Tech University Health...
01/29/2019

Harley Weber, Alexa Aranda, and Cindy Villasana represented McMurry Kinesiology at the 2019 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center dinner on January 28. TTUHSC hosted the event for prospective students for their graduate programs.

Kinesiology Klub president Cody Schneider and the pastor of Elmwood West UMC, Dare Stevens, shake hands at the church's ...
12/09/2018

Kinesiology Klub president Cody Schneider and the pastor of Elmwood West UMC, Dare Stevens, shake hands at the church's Christmas tree on Sunday, Dec. 9. Elmwood West UMC has supported the McM Kines Klub for years by allowing members to earn work credits at the church's food booth at the West Texas Fair. In turn, the church makes a wonderful financial contribution to Klub.

There are five 2018-19 Kines Klub shirts remaining:  2 smalls, 2 larges, 1 XL.  Contact Dr. Parris if you want one.
11/09/2018

There are five 2018-19 Kines Klub shirts remaining: 2 smalls, 2 larges, 1 XL. Contact Dr. Parris if you want one.

McM Kinesiology welcomes Roc Oliver '94 to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 25:
09/22/2018

McM Kinesiology welcomes Roc Oliver '94 to campus on Tuesday, Sept. 25:

09/07/2018

Congrats to new Kinesiology Klub president Cody Schneider, vp Blaine McRay and publicity Karen Rocha.

The city of Abilene has some Recreation job openings.  Anyone interested?  See this link:https://www.governmentjobs.com/...
09/07/2018
Employment Opportunities | City of Abilene Employment Opportunities

The city of Abilene has some Recreation job openings. Anyone interested? See this link:https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/abilenetx

Apply online by clicking on the job title you are interested in and clicking on the "Apply" link.  If this is the first time you are applying, you must create an account. After your account has been established, you can build an application by clicking on the "Build Job Application" link.  Be sur...

Karen Rocha is ready at the Kinesiology Klub table at McMurry's Organizational Expo today.  First Klub meeting is Sunday...
08/29/2018

Karen Rocha is ready at the Kinesiology Klub table at McMurry's Organizational Expo today. First Klub meeting is Sunday, Sept. 2.

...Or their gym shoes!  Here's encouragement for all McM alums who are headed to coaching and teaching this academic yea...
08/06/2018

...Or their gym shoes! Here's encouragement for all McM alums who are headed to coaching and teaching this academic year. Go, make a difference!

07/19/2018

Chelsea Carwile has left her position in Burnet for a job with the Austin Zoo. She wants everyone to know there's a PE opening at her former position, a grades 3-5 campus. See the Burnet CISD website for information.

07/16/2018

Ranger (TX) principal, Jessie Ellerbe ([email protected]) has contacted McM Kinesiology with this message: "With the teaching shortages in our region, I'm reaching out to see if you have any students eligible and searching for a teaching position. I currently have a Middle School Social Studies and two High School math vacancies. Please share and direct me to anyone that may have knowledge of potential candidates."

Shak Smith plays Ladder Golf as part of War Hawk Wednesday on May 2.
07/16/2018

Shak Smith plays Ladder Golf as part of War Hawk Wednesday on May 2.

ALEXA LEDESMA BEAR (center) completed her departmental honors thesis with a public presentation on May 2, with support f...
07/16/2018

ALEXA LEDESMA BEAR (center) completed her departmental honors thesis with a public presentation on May 2, with support from her family members.

The City of Abilene Recreation Department is looking for an Aquatics Supervisor.  See info below:
07/16/2018
Supervisor III - Aquatics

The City of Abilene Recreation Department is looking for an Aquatics Supervisor. See info below:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED:Under general supervision of Recreation Division Administrator, plans, coordinates, administers aquatic programming, organizes and oversees regularly scheduled aquatic programs, aquatic center and five splash pads, directs the operation and maintenance of assigned aquatic facilitie...

New PEK members were installed on Sunday, April 8.  Congratulations to Madison Lozano, Reayah Van Horne, Kati Stroman, C...
04/10/2018

New PEK members were installed on Sunday, April 8. Congratulations to Madison Lozano, Reayah Van Horne, Kati Stroman, Cody Schneider, Gina Contreras and two who were inducted in absentia: Blaine McRay and Sarah Nagy.

Camp Thurman, located on 14 beautiful acres in West Arlington, is another spot looking for summer employees.  Check it o...
03/20/2018
Camp Thurman

Camp Thurman, located on 14 beautiful acres in West Arlington, is another spot looking for summer employees. Check it out: http://www.campthurman.org/

For all of the summer camp programs, campers are placed in small groups with a Christian counselor who’s purpose is to teach them the love of God for His children through Bible study, safety, and fun activities throughout the day

Camp Thurman has been providing the best day camp in the Arlington/Pantego area since 1969.

03/20/2018
City of Abilene Jobs

The City of Abilene Recreation and Senior Services Divisions are currently looking for individuals with a strong work ethic, dependable, positive attitude, and self-motivated. The City of Abilene has several job openings for full time, part time, and seasonal positions. Jobs can be found at www.cityofabilene.jobs.

The photo array was carefully arranged by the Kinesiology Department's student workers, Karleigh Alsip and Jordan Gregor...
03/08/2018

The photo array was carefully arranged by the Kinesiology Department's student workers, Karleigh Alsip and Jordan Gregory. Up close you see the individual photos. Step back and you see the bigger picture--McM!

These five lovely ladies did an excellent job today with a synchronized swimming routine to "Under the Sea" as part of F...
12/06/2017

These five lovely ladies did an excellent job today with a synchronized swimming routine to "Under the Sea" as part of Fitness for Living's water aerobics lab. Great job. Lots of creativity. Loads of laughter. Instructor Janet McMurray truly inspired them.

Tj Cleveland, a veteran at Fair Booth work, welcomes newcomers Brittany Calloway and Kati Stroman to the Kinesiology Klu...
09/09/2017

Tj Cleveland, a veteran at Fair Booth work, welcomes newcomers Brittany Calloway and Kati Stroman to the Kinesiology Klub's late shift at the Elmwood West UMC booth on Friday. Bring on the Bob's Burgers!

It's Fair Booth time.  Thanks to all the Kines Klub members who have agreed to work.  Cody Schneider was there last nigh...
09/08/2017

It's Fair Booth time. Thanks to all the Kines Klub members who have agreed to work. Cody Schneider was there last night and proudly shows the newest "BOB'S BURGER" complete with top-secret barbeque sauce.

09/07/2017

Blooming Grove ISD has a vacancy due to a death on their staff. They are in need of a History or Social Studies teacher who is also a coach.

If you know of anyone who is looking for such a position, have them contact Lawrence Williams at 432-448-2251.

April 11 was the bi-annual Field Trip with the Kinesiology Klub.  Twelve students went with faculty sponsors to Austin f...
04/14/2017

April 11 was the bi-annual Field Trip with the Kinesiology Klub. Twelve students went with faculty sponsors to Austin for visits at the Dell Children's Medical Center and the offices of the UIL. Unfortunately, rainy weather washed out plans for a Segway tour of downtown Austin and the capital.

Congratulations, McMurry Bass Team members Chad & Ryan for a 5th place finish in the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing ...
03/31/2017

Congratulations, McMurry Bass Team members Chad & Ryan for a 5th place finish in the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Open on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. Chad and Ryan competed against 150 boats with 300 of the best college anglers. They had a two day total of 38.23 lbs. Chad Moore is an All-levels Physical Education major from Mesquite.

03/23/2017
Funeral Directors Life: Careers

Funeral Directors Life in Abilene needs a Director of Wellness. They are looking for a person with a couple of years experience. How about this Kines alums? The site is below:
http://www.funeraldirectorslife.com/about-fdlic/careers#

The Apprenticeship Program is a 9-week program that allows apprentices to gain experience in their area of study in a corporate setting. Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university and entering their Junior or Senior year. The apprenticeship will encourage each participant to grow and deve...

An Abilene woman (McM grad) is looking for a good "dog sitter".  She needs someone to travel to her home and let dog out...
02/17/2017

An Abilene woman (McM grad) is looking for a good "dog sitter". She needs someone to travel to her home and let dog out at noon ($10 daily) and sometimes again at 5:00 (2 trips to her home would be $15 daily). There may also be weekend dog-sitting opportunities. Interested? Contact Dr. Pug Parris through this Kinesiology page; she will refer you to the dog owner.

The City of Abilene is looking for an Aquatic Supervisor.  Spread the word...
02/05/2017

The City of Abilene is looking for an Aquatic Supervisor. Spread the word...

02/01/2017
Good Morning America

Congratulations, Coach Phillip (Bug) Rhodes, McMurry class of 1984. He was honored live this morning from a packed Childress High School gym as Good Morning America's "Super Coach". He's going to the Super Bowl for VIP treatment.
https://www.facebook.com/GoodMorningAmerica/videos/10154314660262061/

WATCH: High school coach, who inspires community, students, co-workers and more receives the surprise of his life with tickets to the Super Bowl, a message from Deion Sanders and more. What a morning for Phillip Rhodes! http://abcn.ws/2kVaWh7

Cory Foust, McM Kinesiology alum, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 9 recruiting summer staff for Camp Lonehollow, near ...
11/08/2016

Cory Foust, McM Kinesiology alum, will be on campus Wednesday, Nov. 9 recruiting summer staff for Camp Lonehollow, near San Antonio. Kinesiology Klub members are invited to meet Cory, see his presentation, and eat free pizza at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, in PE Center 202.

Thanks Charmaine Jones and Ashley Hernandez for your help with the tailgate party games today.  Hillbilly Golf was a big...
10/23/2016

Thanks Charmaine Jones and Ashley Hernandez for your help with the tailgate party games today. Hillbilly Golf was a big hit! Bocce ball and squeaky rubber chickens worked, too.

Elmwood West United Methodist Church has invited Kinesiology Klub members (and their guest) to a hamburger dinner (Bob's...
10/19/2016

Elmwood West United Methodist Church has invited Kinesiology Klub members (and their guest) to a hamburger dinner (Bob's Big Burgers, no less!) to celebrate Klub's contributions to their fair food booth. Event is Sunday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Please sign up on the Kines Klub bulletin board in Hunt PE Center, 2nd floor, across from the faculty offices.

The 2016 Kines Klub shirts are in!  If you ordered, come by Dr. Parris' office, 203 in Hunt PE Center, to get yours.
10/14/2016

The 2016 Kines Klub shirts are in! If you ordered, come by Dr. Parris' office, 203 in Hunt PE Center, to get yours.

It was 93 years ago today (September 20, 1923) when McMurry College officially opened.  Happy anniversary, McM!
09/20/2016

It was 93 years ago today (September 20, 1923) when McMurry College officially opened. Happy anniversary, McM!

Kines Klub went to Fort Phantom Lake today for some sun and fun.  Thanks SUP Abilene for some great stand-up paddleboard...
09/19/2016

Kines Klub went to Fort Phantom Lake today for some sun and fun. Thanks SUP Abilene for some great stand-up paddleboarding experiences.

Bria and the Beasts?  Bria Kimble, Austin Barajas, TjCleveland and David McHugh are just four of the Kines Klub voluntee...
09/15/2016

Bria and the Beasts? Bria Kimble, Austin Barajas, TjCleveland and David McHugh are just four of the Kines Klub volunteers who have been assisting Elmwood West UMC at the West Texas Fair food booth.

Kines Klub goes Paddleboarding.  Sunday, Sept. 18.  Depart from the flagpole by Campus Center.  Free to all who worked a...
09/14/2016

Kines Klub goes Paddleboarding. Sunday, Sept. 18. Depart from the flagpole by Campus Center. Free to all who worked at the Fair booth!

Austin Barajas, new Kines Klub president, teams up with Matt and David McHugh at Mr. Gatti's after the club's organizati...
09/06/2016

Austin Barajas, new Kines Klub president, teams up with Matt and David McHugh at Mr. Gatti's after the club's organizational meeting.

09/01/2016

Wanted: 2 Gymnastics Coaches
When: Mon & Tue's 3:00pm-5:15ish (with option for more hours)
Where: Buffalo Gap (9 miles south of mall)
Description: Set up and put away equipment, coach ages 5-11
Requirements: Dependable, teachable, works well with children, enthusiastic
Pay: $8/hr training wage then bump to $10/hr
For more info contact: Sherry 325-338-0706/[email protected]

08/25/2016

First Kinesiology Klub meeting is Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 pm. Location is Mr. Gatti's on Buffalo Gap Road. Please sign-up on the Kines Klub bulletin board (across from office 203 in Hunt PE Center), or email [email protected] if you plan to attend. Free meal! Free game tokens!

Coach Cammie Petree and the War Hawk Volleyball team came up to the Kinesiology offices today to wish Dr. Janet McMurray...
08/25/2016

Coach Cammie Petree and the War Hawk Volleyball team came up to the Kinesiology offices today to wish Dr. Janet McMurray a happy birthday! Wonderful women!

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