Graduate School

Kinesiology—MS

What you'll work on

Students who select the thesis option will conduct research in rehabilitation, biomechanics and/or sports performance with a focus on their effects on health and physical capacity. The coursework option is defined by an intensive clinical internship, typically in cardiac rehabilitation or strength and conditioning. In addition to the internship, students may choose to be involved in research and participate in lab meetings with combined undergraduate and graduate teams.

 

 Sample Areas of Interest

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Health and Fitness
  • Exercise and Stress Physiology
  • Neural Control of Circulation

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Who you'll work with

Discovery-based labs and clinical environments push the boundaries of innovation. You'll work on development of novel wearable technologies, research sports performance and rehabilitation, or gain understanding about how we use technology to assess and improve our health.

 

 Faculty Spotlight

Assistant Professor Steve Elmer

Steve Elmer

Assistant Professor

"Kinesiology involves the study of physical activity and its impact on human health."

Four out of five US adults do not get the recommended amount of weekly exercise. Our research is focused on understanding how skeletal muscles work so that we can develop better exercise programs to improve muscle strength, mobility, and overall health.

Where you'll work

Our state-of-the-art research labs are funded by state, federal, and industry grants. Faculty and students work in a clinical environment with both cardiac rehabilitation specialists and strength and conditioning coaches at the collegiate or professional level. After graduation, our students pursue doctoral programs and careers in academia, careers with collegiate or professional sports teams, or in clinical or hospital settings.