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 Faculty Advisors
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.
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.
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.