Kinesiology Student Organizations

The Kinesiology Club is a unique organization for majors and minors enrolled in any of the Kinesiology Department programs at East Central University.

The goal of the Kines Club is to promote health, physical education, recreation and dance. We want this organization to unite our majors in their endeavors and be an avenue to the network necessary for individual success and progress.

Membership to the Kines Club is open and available to any Kinesiolgoy Major or Minor. Applications are available in the Kinesiology Dept. Dues are $20.00 for a one-year membership (includes a one-year membership to OAHPERD). Cash or checks accepted. Make checks payable to: -ECU Kines CLUB-

Here are a few of the things we have done.

  • Hosted a PUNT-PASS-KICK Competition for area youth
  • Hosted a 3-on-3 basketball tournament
  • Sold ECU Pride Towels and PEMM Club T-shirts and sweatshirts
  • Nominated Football and Pesagi Homecoming Queens

For more information, contact the faculty sponsor: Jillian McCarty 580-559-5836.

Phi Epsilon Kappa (Delta Phi Chapter)
Phi Epsilon Kappa (PEK) is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in Kinesiology or safety. Phi Epsilon Kappa was founded on April 12, 1913 at the Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is a non-profit organization with over 100 chapters nation-wide. ECU's chapter, Delta Phi, was formed on May 4, 1997.

At ECU, Phi Epsilon Kappa is considered the Kinesiology Honor Organization. Members qualify for honor designation at commencement ceremonies. This group is a way to promote and reward the academic achievement of our majors and minors. A committee of the PEMM Club developed the criteria for admittance to this organization at ECU. It consists of the following:

Student must be a Kinesiology major, minor, or be working towards a teaching endorsement in Kinesiology.  Students must have 24-credit hours completed at any college or university with 9-credit hours in Kinesiology completed at ECU.  Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 or above and must be a member of OAHPERD and/or PEMM Club.

If you meet the above criteria, you are qualified to join PEK. To put your mind at rest about time commitment, membership would only be an honor designation and all activities would be in conjunction with regular PEMM Club activities. An annual reception and new member induction would be the only activity exclusively for PEK members. The induction ceremony is a special event and you will want to participate. Another feature of the group is that faculty members in Kinesiology are also members.

Potential new members of this organization are selected annually in the Spring and sent applications. Your academic work is important to us and we want to use the PEK organization to reward you for your success in this area.

For more information, contact the faculty sponsor: Jillian McCarty 580-559-5836.