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

Uncover the keys to optimal health and disease prevention by studying human movement and its effect on health. With a degree in kinesiology, you can work in academia, business, clinical settings, the fitness industry and more.

Our program offers the Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology.  Graduate students in Kinesiology select from one of two areas of concentration: Biophysical Kinesiology (encompassing the Exercise Physiology, Human Performance, and Neuromechanics laboratories) or Psychosocial Kinesiology (encompassing the Physical Activity and Public Health, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Disabilities Research laboratories). Faculty contact information and a detailed description of the research being conducted may be found on each laboratory’s webpage. 


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 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 and Scholarships

Graduate assistantships are available in teaching and research to highly qualified candidates. Graduate assistantship annual support ranges from $9,595-$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 Marc Norcross, Ph.D, ATC, graduate program director.

If you have general questions about our graduate programs, please contact Debi Rothermund, administrative program specialist.


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