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Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with Concentration in Human Performance

Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with Concentration in Human Performance

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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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. The Human Performance concentration is a 2-year, non-thesis program leading to a Master of Science degree. It’s purpose is to merge a range of courses within the department into a curriculum that will provide educational background to students with an interest in studying the factors that determine the limits to human performance. The curriculum allows students to focus on specific areas of sport or clinical applications that best meet their individual interests. Human Performance incorporates components such as sport nutrition; exercise and sport psychology; exercise physiology; motor behavior; biomechanics; and strength and conditioning which are viable to clinical populations. The Human Performance concentration requires completion of a group of courses that gives the student a solid background in the science of human performance, electives that can be used to further specialize the course of study, a comprehensive final examination, and a one-semester internship. Graduate coursework within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology covering these areas include both lecture and laboratory coursework.