GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools: Sports Science Camp
June 11-16, 2017 and June 25-30, 2017 CAMPS FULL

Sports Science Camp, conducted by faculty and staff from Auburn University's School of Kinesiology in the College of Education, is an opportunity for rising 9th and 10th graders in the GEAR UP Birmingham City Schools program interested in the field of health science, physical activity, and sport performance.

This one-week, residential program provides high school students the opportunity to learn about the research and outreach initiatives in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology. Students meet faculty and mentors to guide them in the many opportunities within the field of Kinesiology, which prepares students for careers in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical education, athletic training, academia, and coaching.

Students will experience work conducted in the many laboratories, including biomechanics, motor learning, cardio protection, thermal and infrared, molecular science, neuromechanics, vascular physiology, exercise psychophysiology, behavioral fitness, and muscle biochemistry.


Campers will reside in the Hill Dormitories or the Quad dorms. They are designed in suites consisting of two double-occupancy rooms connected by a bathroom.


Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.


The School of Kinesiology is housed in a new facility built in 2013 consisting of 20 research laboratories as well as faculty and staff offices. Classrooms and physical activity space are located in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum and the Student Activities Center.

Both of the Sports Science Camps are full for Summer 2017.

Last Updated: March 20, 2017