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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Kinesiology and Sport Science Division

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Andrew Shim, Chair
Patterson Hall 132
(605) 677-5336


Associate Professor:

Andrew Shim, Exercise Science
Robert Ammon, Sport Management

Assistant Professor:

Shannon Norman, Pedagogy
Jae Yom, Biomechanics


Wesley Beschorner, Physical Education
David Boots, Physical Education
Adam Breske, Physical Education
Bruce Fischbach, Physical Education
David Gottsleben, Physical Education
Mandy Green, Physical Education
Joseph James, Physical Education
Marilyn Jensen, Health Education
Christopher Kassin, Physical Education
Amy Klyse, Physical Education
Ryan Larsen, Physical Education
Jason Mahowald, Physical Education
Anthony Spencer, Physical Education
Ryun Williams,  Physical Education


Physical Education, B.S.Ed.
Kinesiology and Sport Science, B.S. KSS


Contemporary Media and Journalism for Sports Information and Media Focus
Health (Teaching and Non-Teaching)

Welcome to the Division of Kinesiology & Sport Science at The University of South Dakota. Kinesiology is the study of physical activity as it relates to enhancement of human functioning, such as teaching health and fitness. The Sport Science program is an undergraduate major comprised of two specializations: Exercise Science and Sport Management. The emerging student professional, whether in a laboratory, school, clinical, or business setting, is ultimately involved with improving the health and overall well-being of people. Kinesiology & Sport Science major includes courses that explore human movement as it affects and are affected by physiological, mechanical, psychological, developmental, cultural, and organizational concepts.


  • Gladys Leonard Scholarship (available to junior, preferably female Physical Education majors)
  • Bobb Lyon Scholarship (available to first-year students majoring in Physical Education)
  • Ray Palmer Scholarship (available to sophomore or junior Physical Education or Recreation majors)
  • Virginia Patri Scholarship (available to Physical Education or Recreation majors, 2.6GPA; work with disabled children and adults)
  • HPER (available to sophomore, junior or senior demonstrating leadership in HPER club)


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