Department of Health and Kinesiology
October 21, 2016
Dr. Lin Wang
Kinesiology (MS) Program Director
(956) 665-2311

Department of Health & Kinesiology
Physical Education Complex – HPE I 1.110
Phone: (956) 665-3501
Fax: (956) 665-3502
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Master of Science in Kinesiology


The scope of research and expertise within the Kinesiology program is broad and exciting. Faculty and graduate students work together on research that has a local and national impact. At the University, your graduate school experience will be enhanced by these research opportunities that also advance UTPA’s mission of creating, preserving and transmitting knowledge that moves the region, state and nation forward. Below you will find our Faculty listed along with their vita.

Dr. Juan Gonzalez
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Strength & Conditioning; High performance athletic training in a female population

Dr. Layne Jorgensen

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Promoting lifelong physical fitness & wellness

Dr. Jung-il Oh
Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Teaching & coaching expertise; Knowledge acquisition of coaches & teachers; Development of teaching & coaching education

Dr. Zasha Romero
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Sports management; Physical activity; Healthy lifestyles; Stress management

Dr. Lin Wang
Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Creating effective learning environment; teach/learn with technology

Dr. Soojin Yoo
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Research focus: Evidence-based education for physical activity and fitness, as well as supporting policy development.

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