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:

  • MS in Athletic Training
  • MS in Exercise Science with concentrations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Control
  • MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • PhD in Biomechanics & Movement Sciences
  • PhD 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.

Athletic Training – Master of Science

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities in athletes as well as physically active populations. Listed as one of the “Top 10” fastest growing occupations by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, athletic training is a pathway to an exciting career as a skilled healthcare professional.

Athletic Training MS:  Program Details 
Graduate Coordinator:  Thomas Kaminski

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

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