The kinesiology department is comprised of the majors of athletic
training, exercise science, and physical education. The department also offers minors in health education, exercise science and kinesiology and well as the offering of the health dynamics academic programs. It also oversees the inter-collegiate
athletic and club and intramural sports programs.
Professor Emeritus George Kraft
Honored By The College
The performance lab at DeVos Fieldhouse on the campus of Hope College has been dedicated in honor of longtime Hope educator and coach Dr. George Kraft. Read more.
Professor Kirk Brumels Featured In News From Hope, "A Higher Calling"
Sense of calling brought Dr. Kirk Brumels back to his alma mater to serve as program director of athletic training education and associate professor of kinesiology.Read more.
The Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Tennis Courts receive the 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility Award
The Technical Committee of the USTA has named the Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College the recipient of the 2013 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. The United States Tennis Association’s Outstanding Facility Award Program was established to stimulate high standards in tennis facilities and to recognize those facilities whose efforts make such a positive statement about the vitality of the game. Congratulations to tennis center director, Jorge Capestany and his staff!!
Kirk Brumels Inducted into
Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame
Dr. Kirk Brumels, associate professor of kinesiology and program director of athletic training education at Hope College, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS).
Brumels, a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and licensed Michigan athletic trainer, has been a member of the Hope faculty since 2001. He had previously spent more than a decade as an athletic trainer with the New England Patriots.
He has been active with MATS in a variety of ways, including as president during 2011 and 2012, president-elect in 2009-10, and as chair of the Professional Education Committee during 2007 and 2008. His current involvement includes serving as Michigan state representative to the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA).
Pictured left to right: Kyle Kreps, Lauren Maslyk, Erin Holstad, Kylie Clark, Molly Collins, Pete Aune, and Morgan McCardel
Exercise Science Majors of the Year Kylie Clark, Erin Holstad, and Lauren Maslyk
National Association of Sport and Physical Education
Outstanding Majors of the Year Molly Collins and Kyle Kreps
Seymour Pre-Physical Theraphy Award Morgan McCardel
Susan Allie Physical Education Award Molly Collins
Athletic Training Junior Book Award Rachel Slotman
Miner Stegenga Award Courtney Kust
Alvin Vanderbush Student Athlete Award Liz Ellis
Kathleen White Memorial Award Lauren Maslyk
Lawrence "Doc" Green Award in Athletic Training Pete Aune
Dorothy and Russell Siedentop Awards Liz Ellis and William Seiler
William and Mabel VanderBilt Family Award Morgan McCardel
Otto VanderVelde All-Campus Award Cory Schmidt
John Schouten All-Campus Award Libby Westrate
Students Learn from Dr. Douglas Casa
Hope College AT program students participated in a heat illness preparedness drill/lab with Dr. Doug Casa, the foremost expert on exertional heat stroke research and care. Dr. Casa was in Holland as a lecturer for the Hope College Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports Medicine and was able to extend his stay to interact with students and staff regarding this and other issues related to youth sports safety. Dr. Casa is an exceptional instructor and researcher who exemplifies the idea of evidence based medicine. Dr. Casa has been involved in several multi-professional task forces that have created "best practice" policies, guidelines, and recommendations surrounding prevention of sudden death in athletes. Many of these policies are based on his research.
Students Attend MAHPERD Conference
13 students and 2 faculty members from the department attended the Michigan Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference in Traverse City. Seniors Kyle Kreps and Molly Collins (pictured on the right) were named the MAHPERD majors of the year.
Our mission is:
...to serve Hope College, by offering programs and assisting students in consonance with its Christian liberal arts mission
...to serve students by providing excellent academic programs that match the talents of our faculty with the needs of society, by helping them enjoy and value the exploration and development of their physical gifts, by teaching them to live healthy lives through the balancing of the mind, body, and spirit,
...to serve the community by preparing students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to transform the health of its citizens, creating and communicating new knowledge through advances in health and physical activity.