Graduate Programs

The University of Delaware currently enrolls approximately 21,000 students, of whom 4,000 are graduate students. There are 40 students pursuing a graduate degree in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology:

  • M.S. in Exercise Science with concentrations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, and Sports Medicine
  • M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Applied Physiology.

Doctoral programs within the Department were ranked 13th by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2015. Annual research funding for the unit is approximately $5.8 million.

Exercise Science – Master of Science

The program is supported with well-equipped research facilities, including three-dimensional video capabilities, electromyography, and force platforms, as well as equipment for measurement of cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary function, bone mineral density, body composition, functional; muscular capacity, blood lactate, and motor unit discharge.

Exercise Science MS:  Program Details 
Graduate Coordinator:  Thomas Buckley

Clinical Exercise Physiology – Master of Science

The master’s degree provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in preventive and rehabilitative practices for patients with cardiopulmonary, metabolic, and musculoskeletal diseases as well as apparently healthy and low risk populations.

Clinical Exercise Physiology MS:  Program Details 
Graduate Coordinator:  Brittany Overstreet

Clinical Exercise Physiology Faculty Advisors

Applied Physiology – Ph.D.

The mission of the program is to provide advanced training to students in the field of applied physiology with the goal of preparing students for research-based careers. Areas of in-depth study are driven by faculty research and encompass cardiovascular physiology, exercise physiology, musculoskeletal physiology, and neurophysiology.

Applied Physiology Ph.D.:  Program Details 
Graduate Coordinator:  Shannon Lennon

Biomechanics & Movement Science – Ph.D.

This interdisciplinary program includes faculty from three colleges: Health Sciences, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences who all use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education. 

Biomechanics & Movement Science Ph.D.:  Program Details 
Graduate Coordinator:  Sam Lee