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Kinesiology at Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona offers the first two years of coursework for several degrees in kinesiology that must be completed at University Park. The information found on this site will offer a combination of courses that you can take at our campus location as well as information on what courses you will need to complete at University Park in order to earn your degree. The Department of Kinesiology offers bachelor of science degrees in Kinesiology (KINES) Movement Science and in Athletic Training (ATHTR). Kinesiology offers a comprehensive program in the study of human movement to help students prepare for professions involving physical activity and for graduate study in related areas.

Want to find out more? Visit the Department of Kinesiology homepage (University Park).

The Department of Kinesiology will be closing the Physical Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) Option effective summer 2015. Students who are interested in PHETE must meet minimum criteria of 27.1 credits and 2.0 cumulative GPA by May 8, 2015 in order to qualify conditionally for entrance into Kinesiology/PHETE Option prior to its closing. For further clarification or questions, please contact Frank Zaffino at

For Advising Questions:

Frank Zaffino

Mr. Frank E. Zaffino

Instructor in Kinesiology
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 206A Adler Athletic Complex
Phone: 814-949-5178

Program Coordinator:

Peter Hopsicker

Dr. Peter M. Hopsicker

Division Head, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences

Office: 106 Elm Building
Phone: 814-949-5238

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