Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Providing students with an outstanding educational experience


Cerebral Palsy Research Symposium

Scientists and clinicians in the field came together to explore possible collaborative opportunities.
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Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

We provide our students with an outstanding educational experience that prepares them for careers in the health professions or health sciences, and we conduct research that addresses important issues related to human health. We offer undergraduate majors in athletic training and exercise science, with both majors designed as platforms for subsequent graduate and clinical education. Most of the graduates of these majors gain entrance to programs in physical or occupational therapy, medical or dental school, physician assistant programs, or graduate school. Our students have many opportunities for undergraduate enrichment experiences, including an honors degree track for all majors, course credit for assisting faculty with ongoing research, professionally supervised practicum and internship experiences, organized trips for students to professional conferences, and Study Abroad programs in a variety of countries. Our graduate programs include:

  • M.S. in exercise science, with concentrations in biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, motor control, and sports medicine
  • Ph.D. in applied physiology, which provides advanced training to prepare students for research-based careers
  • M.S. and Ph.D. degrees through UD’s highly ranked Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) Program

Our students have access to our state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab, as well as other labs and facilities in affiliated programs at the University of Delaware. They gain valuable research experience through involvement in more than $11 million in federally funded research projects and interaction with a variety of interdisciplinary research groups.

An exercise in Parkinson’s

For the majority of people, finding the motivation to consistently exercise is tough — even when there is nothing really wrong. Now imagine whether you would feel like exercising if you had slowed movement, impaired balance, tremors and perhaps symptoms of depression.... read more

Investigating salt’s sinister side

$2.6 million grant supports study of salt’s effect on brain neurons, blood pressure So your blood pressure is nice and steady, 110 over 70 most of the time, and nobody’s telling you to put that salt shaker down or opt out of those sea-salt-slathered morsels on... read more

All-Star AT

Program director. Teacher. Administrator. Athletic trainer. Editor. Researcher. That isn’t a list of positions for an entire department; those are the roles performed by one person, the University of Delaware’s Tom Kaminski. The kinesiology and applied physiology... read more