Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Exercise Physiology Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Exercise Physiology

Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology (Physical Education) and Health Promotion Specialisation in Exercise Physiology

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
Welcome to the University of Kentucky’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs; please take time to explore our web site. You will gain information about faculty and staff, course descriptions and syllabi, graduate program options, graduate program application materials, graduate assistantships and information about our various laboratories. We have a thriving graduate program with 12 graduate faculty members within the Department and well over 100 graduate students presently enrolled. Our program allows students to explore specific career options within a small classroom environment which fosters personal and individual attention. The Department places the highest value on ethics, professionalism and interdisciplinary work. The University seeks to gain top 20 statuses, and our graduate programs are dynamic and competitive with other programs throughout the nation. Our goal is to enable all graduate students to become successful in their academic and professional career. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers two graduate programs with a specialization in Exercise Physiology that prepare students for a variety of careers following graduation. The Exercise Physiology Program challenges students to improve their analytical and critical thinking skills so that they become critical consumers of information. Many courses are laboratory based so that students get hands-on experience in skills needed to compete for jobs in the exercise science field, in addition to the content-based theory offered in coursework. Faculty members from the Exercise Physiology program have past and present collaborations with the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy, Agriculture, and Public Health; and University of Kentucky Centers including the Graduate Center of Nutritional Sciences, the Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Center, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Center and Spectroscopy Research Center, and the Clinical Research Development and Operations Center. Students working in Exercise Physiology have access to the Adult Exercise Physiology, the Body Composition Core, and the Pediatric Exercise Physiology Laboratories. These laboratories have state of the art equipment and resources to assist students in addressing critical problems in the field of Exercise Science and other related disciplines. Students are encouraged to undertake individual and collaborative research projects, participate in grant writing experiences, present research findings at national and international conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.