The Mission of the Kinesiology Department is to engage students in an impassioned search for intellectual growth and personal fulfillment through study in one or more of the disciplines encompassed by the domains of health and human movement, and prepare them for a career in Kinesiology or further study in related graduate and/or professional degree programs. The Department promotes the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, fosters critical thinking, participates in research, and supports students and faculty in discipline-related service to the University, the profession, and the global community.
Washburn's Athletic Training Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The program is currently accredited through 2019.
The Bachelor of Education P-12 Physical Education professional degree program is accredited through the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Athletic Training Community Advisory Council includes John Burns, Karen Garrison, Athletic Training Faculty, Zach Frank from School of Applied Studies, and Shirley Dinkel from School of Nursing/Student Health Services at Washburn University; Vinny DiGiovanni from Frito Lay/On-Site Innovations, Megan Carson from St. Francis Health/Topeka West High School, and Michael Ramirez from Stormont Vail Health/Cotton O'Neil Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
For the previous four year period, 100% (21/21) of Washburn Athletic Training candidates have passed the national Board of Certification exam on their first attempt. This is well above the national passing rate of 80%.