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Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with Concentration in Exercise Physiology

Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with Concentration in Exercise Physiology

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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Graduate students are exposed to and directly involved in research covering the full multidisciplinary spectrum of human potential from young to old, fit to unfit, healthy to diseased, able-bodied to disabled, and from the casual recreational participant to the high-level athlete. In addition to human performance issues, APK faculty and students study the immediate and lasting effects of exercise and its use in disease prevention and rehabilitation. Exercise Physiology is the scientific study of how the various physiological systems of the humans and animals respond to physical activity. It is a multidisciplinary field with strong ties to the basic life sciences, medicine and application to clinical, normal and athletic populations. The MS degree requires completion of a research project and a written thesis. This program is designed for students pursuing a career in research and/or a doctoral degree. The mission of this program is to train individuals for careers in scientifically based exercise programs for research, health maintenance, cardiac risk identification, and rehabilitation. A strong emphasis is placed on laboratory skills and the design and implementation of various fitness and rehabilitation programs. Primary coursework and training will include the study of cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic responses to exercise and athletic training. Graduate coursework within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology covering these areas include both lecture and laboratories. Additional courses involve the application of basic exercise physiology principles to clinical, field and wellness settings, evaluation of physical fitness and the prescription of physical exercise.