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Recreation & Physical Education Office Bio
Kim McNally
Director of Undergraduate Studies/Physical Education
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Undergraduate Studies/Physical Education
Phone: (919) 684-1109

Kim McNally serves as a Lecturing Fellow and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of HWPE at Duke University.

She teaches full credit undergraduate courses in exercise science and health promotion and half credit activity courses in Weight Training and Cardio-Respiratory Conditioning. She also teaches physical activity counseling to Pediatric Residents and exercise physiology to Sports Medicine Fellows in the Duke Medical Center.  McNally offers a service learning course for credit (Health Effects of Exercise), giving students the opportunity to gain practical experience in community health promotion. She also co-teaches a course cross-listed in the Psychology department (Exercise and Mental Health) that provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the preventive and therapeutic effects of exercise on the brain and emotions.

McNally serves as an independent study advisor and moderates an exercise science research group. Her research examines health care-based physical activity interventions, particularly related to health care policy and medical education.  She is also interested in the effects of physical activity on body image and other mental health constructs. McNally also conducts presentations to student groups, especially in the areas of fitness, women’s health, and body image.

McNally is the former Director of Wellness & Fitness for Duke Campus Recreation.  A former collegiate runner and Olympic Trials qualifier while running Track at Duke, she now spends her personal time being active with her two kids, Michaela and Jackson;  especially running, biking, and training for road and obstacle races.