The Department of Kinesiology offers research training in areas consistent with faculty expertise. Graduate work leading to the Master of Arts (MA), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees is offered in the following areas:

  • Cognitive Motor Neuroscience: Motor control, motor development, biomechanics, computational motor neuroscience, sport psychology, exercise psychophysiology
  • Exercise Physiology: Genetic, molecular, cellular and applied research in muscular, metabolic, and cardiovascular aspects of exercise physiology
  • Physical Cultural Studies: Interdisciplinary analysis of physical culture, cultural kinesiology, sociology of sport and physical activity, history of sport and physical activity, sport marketing and media
  • Physical Activity: Interdisciplinary analysis of the benefits of physical activity

Supporting courses are also offered in research methods, experimental design, statistics, and computer data acquisition and processing. Graduate students may pursue specialized interests through appropriate independent research or projects.