UVA’s Curry School of Education is elevating its kinesiology program to department status. The recognition that inactivity represents a major societal concern has led to the growth of the academic discipline, according to department chair Arthur L. Weltman. Since 2011, when the Curry School’s kinesiology major expanded from a two-year program for current University students to a four-year major, admission to the kinesiology program has become the most competitive at UVA.