Kinesiology (formerly Exercise and Sport Science) | Graduate Programs


Kinesiology | Graduate Programs | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences offers graduate programs in the theoretical and practical study of physical activity for the promotion of optimal health and disease prevention.

Prior to July 2015 this program was named Exercise and Sport Science.

Areas of Concentration

Biophysical kinesiology

Psychosocial kinesiology


An option is focused on an area of study designed to provide a student with specialized knowledge, competence, and skills while sharing a minimum of core courses. The Adapted Physical Activity option is available to students in the major of Kinesiology and is transcript visible.

Professionally-oriented degrees

We are excited to be in the process of developing several new professionally-oriented degrees at the master’s level. Refer to the Physical Education Teacher Education and Athletic Training sites for updates on some of these initiatives. We will post more information on master’s degree options available for applicants interested in applying next year as details become available.

Degree Program requirements


Applying for Admission

More information for prospective and current students can be found in Students

Graduate Assistantships & Scholarships

Graduate assistantships are available in teaching and research to highly qualified candidates. Graduate assistantship annual support ranges from $9595 - $22,176 based on assignment (and also includes a waiver of graduate tuition). Application forms and deadlines can be found in How to Apply and Fellowships.

More Information

Details about academic programs, faculty, students and research can be found throughout this site or contact Dr. Marc Norcross,  Graduate Coordinator.

If you have general questions about our graduate programs please contact Debi Rothermund, Administrative Program Specialist.

Resources Outside the College

Graduate Student Forms