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Kinesiology & Sport Management
Sanford Coyote Sports Center Room A311
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


College Dean

Welcome to the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Management

Kinesiology and sport management encompasses paths in health, wellness, athletics and the sports industry.

In the Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management, we offer an exciting curriculum that prepares students for a range of careers related to the science of human movement and the business of sport. With innovative classes and an internship embedded into our undergraduate programs, students have the opportunity to learn by doing and gain enriching experience in the industry. And our graduate students benefit from a flexible program designed to provide them with mastery of exercise science or sport management. All of our students learn from expert faculty who bring a wealth of professional experience and industry connections to the program, giving our students an edge when it comes to networking and insight into various career paths. Along with research opportunities in our state-of-the-art facilities, these advantages make our division the best place to study kinesiology and sport management in the state.

Join our community of researchers, professionals and leaders in the Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management.


Meet the Department

Get to know our faculty and staff in the Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in legal liability in sport, risk management in sport and athletics, the role of organizational behaviors in creating more inclusive sport and physical activity spaces, the relationship between gait performance and health disparities, and more.
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Jessie Daw

Division Chair


Sport & Exercise Psychology; Youth Sport; Coach Ed
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Steven Anderson



Exercise Physiology
Strength & Conditioning
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Wendy Johnson



Fitness, Health, Wellness, Sport Management
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Nancy Reemts

Senior Secretary
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Hyung Suk Yang

Assistant Professor


With qualities like small class sizes, specialized programs and incredible student opportunities, USD is not your typical university. What makes us unique is what makes your education exceptional.


Explore the variety of opportunities and resources available to kinesiology and sport management students.


Explore the departments, facilities and centers housed in the Kinesiology and Sport Management Division.
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Kinesiology & Sport Management

The Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management offers some of the most popular programs at USD. Home to state-of-the-art technology and nationally-recognized faculty, our division provides students with the networking connections, resources and research opportunities they need to progress in or launch careers in the business and science of movement and sport.

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Center for Student and Professional Services

The School of Education offers resources and support for you in the Center for Student and Professional Services (CSPS). Our faculty and staff are committed to preparing you with resources to help you excel personally, academically and professionally.

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State-of-the-art Technology

The Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management is home to a $100,000 biomechanics laboratory that includes state-of-the-art equipment such as a BodPod, High-Speed Treadmill, Computerized Posturography Plate, Motion Analysis Camera System and more. This provides our students and faculty with the technology and resources they need to produce cutting-edge research in the science of human movement.

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Industry Experience & Connections

Real-world stories and hands-on experiences take your classroom learning to the next level. Our programs are strengthened by the industry and research experiences of our faculty; their professional connections and in-depth knowledge of exercise science and sport management enable a uniquely rich learning experience for our students. At USD, students can truly learn from the experts.

alum success story

Success story Dominic Long smiling.
I initially found out about USD while being recruited for football. After multiple visits to Vermillion, I felt at home with the small-town vibe and the campus size, but was especially excited to be in the KSM department. Once I got to my sophomore year and a bit more immersed in the KSM curriculum that I had been anticipating, I knew that I found the right fit and I could not be happier with my decision.

Dominic Long

B.A. Kinesiology & Sport Management, Exercise Science '20
Sports Performance Coach, First Pick Performance
Gothenburg, NE