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About Human Kinetics

At Human Kinetics, our mission is to produce innovative, informative products in all areas of physical activity that help people worldwide lead healthier, more active lives.

Human Kinetics is committed to providing quality informational and educational products in the physical activity and health fields that meet the needs of our diverse customers. Within the physical activity field, recreational and organized sports are a major focus.

Our customers include scholars who study physical activity and health issues; professionals who apply sport, physical activity, and health knowledge in delivering useful services; and the public who engage in fitness and sports activities in many forms and who benefit from living healthier lifestyles.

We are committed to providing not only information but also solutions that help our customers practice their professions better and live healthier, more enjoyable lives.

We are committed to providing accurate, useful information and education, packaged and delivered at affordable prices with technology being a key driving force in improving our products and their accessibility.

We are committed to being a leader in our field through innovation and expansion around the world.


About Human Kinetics

About Human Kinetics

Find out more about how our culture, corporate structure, services, and more play a key role in fulfilling our corporate mission.



With a career at Human Kinetics, you not only are offered a great culture with great benefits, but you are also able to make a difference by helping people worldwide lead healthier, more active lives. Find out more about Careers with Human Kinetics.



Across a multitude of fields, Human Kinetics’ four divisions are dedicated to producing the best products, publications, and educational programs. Find out more about Human Kinetics’ Divisions.

International Offices

International Offices

Human Kinetics is known worldwide as the information leader in physical activity and health, and that success is in part due to the success of our international offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Find out more about Human Kinetics’ International Offices.

Programs and Partners

Partners & Programs

Part of Human Kinetics’ reputation for providing premier content comes from working with partners with the highest authority and respect in their industries and from offering the highest quality programs in the fields of physical activity and health. Find out more about Human Kinetics’ Partners & Programs.

Human Kinetics Bookstore Customers Will Now Get a Free Book with Every Book Purchased!

We are providing a special bonus to our customers who come into the Human Kinetics facility in Champaign, Illinois or Windsor, Ontario, Canada. We have created a special section in these bookstores that will house “bonus” books. For every book a customer buys, he or she can pick a free “bonus” book. That’s right—a FREE book from this new section. When customers buy two books they can choose two books from the “bonus” section and both will be free, buy three books get three bonus books free, etc. What a deal! (Keep in mind that these books are what we call our “hurt” books. They may have a slight defect making them no longer salable but they are perfect for our “bonus” section.)

We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting new program.

Become a Part of the Read Free Program!

In case you’re not familiar with Human Kinetics’ Read Free Program, it was initiated in 1991 to provide free books to developing nations and other needy organizations who can benefit from our publications, but who would not ordinarily be able to afford them. We accomplish this by sending out “hurt” books (those with cosmetic blemishes that make them unsalable). Rather than languishing in our warehouse, and possibly being destroyed, these hurt books are put to use around the world. We will evaluate any request that comes in that does not compete with the efforts of our sales department. We would also like to make a difference locally so if there are any local schools or organizations that would benefit from a book donation, let me know.

You can help us make a difference locally and around the world. We need our authors and friends to help us locate and identify those organizations that can benefit from this program. The only thing you need to do is send a letter or email with the specifics to Kristen Henderson. Email address – We’ll do the rest!


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