Programs

PhD Health Sciences
This exciting, interdisciplinary program is designed to meet the critical need for doctoral-prepared faculty and researchers. You’ll work closely with our research faculty in your selected area of concentration and also complete cross-disciplinary and core courses that emphasize an interdisciplinary perspective in health-related education and research. Learn more

PhD Kinesiology
Our increased focus on health and wellness has resulted in kinesiology becoming one of the fastest growing undergraduate majors in the US. The need for PhD-trained faculty to educate these future professionals is strong. You’ll gain the training you’ll need to become a successful scholar and be able to conduct independent research in applied and academic settings. Learn more
PhD faculty member, Scott Strath, observes as a MS student takes the resting blood pressure of a research participant.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
There’s nothing more rewarding than helping people improve movement and feel better, whether you’re working with a toddler who has a motor delay or an elderly client recovering from a surgery. Our goal is to develop practitioners, researchers and educators who will be leaders in the profession of physical therapy across the lifespan. Learn more
Dr. Moerchen and DPT students in the Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory.
MS Athletic Training
Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians in prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. This program prepares students to become a credentialed Athletic Trainer. Learn more
Athletic training students monitoring an exercise routine.
MS Kinesiology
This program provides a comprehensive study of the varied aspects of human movement. Movement across the lifespan is observed and studied from mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, behavioral, instructional, and professional points of view. Learn more
Jinsung Wang, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, with a research subject in the Motor Control Laboratory.
BS Athletic Training (suspended)
Athletic training is a health care profession, practiced by athletic trainers who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training includes the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Learn more
Athletic training students evaluating an injury.
BS Kinesiology
Are you fascinated by the science of human movement? Then kinesiology might be the major for you. You’ll join an exciting department where nationally known faculty are working to deepen our understanding of physical activity, and you’ll delve into topics such as anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, psychosocial aspects of sport/exercise, motor development and more. Learn more
BS Kinesiology graduate, John Hawkins Jr., performing testing in the Physical Activity and Health Research Lab.
BS Nutritional Sciences
This four-year, science-intensive program will help you better understand the relationships among food, nutrients, eating behavior, wellness and human health. In addition to sharpening your scientific and technical knowledge and skills, you will also develop critical thinking and professional communication skills. Learn more
Group of four Nutritional Sciences students presenting a healthy food demonstration.
Minor in Kinesiology
The Minor in Kinesiology will provide students with foundational knowledge of the multidisciplinary science of human movement. Students in the minor will develop a broad understanding of how human movement contributes to health and well-being as well as the underlying factors influencing human movement and physical activity behaviors. Learn more
Male student on treadmill with two female students monitoring.
Minor in Nutritional Sciences
This science-intensive program will provide you the opportunity to study food and nutrients, their physiological functions, normal nutritional requirements, and the myriad of influences on food choice and eating behavior throughout the life cycle. Learn more
Nutritional Sciences Clinical Director, Susan Kundrat, teaches students about nutrition.
Applied Gerontology Certificate (Graduate)
Americans are living longer than at any other time in history. Aging is a dynamic field of study where demographic and generational shifts are impacting all disciplines and demanding innovations in how we care for older adults. This Certificate will give students the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within aging services organizations or conduct academic research in aging. Learn more
Older adult man’s hands resting on the top of a wooden cane.  Caregiver’s hand gently rests atop his hands.
Certificate in Food Studies
The interdisciplinary Certificate in Food Studies explores food systems and practices, sustainability in farming, urban agricultural solutions, food scarcity, the global imbalance of food distribution and the instability it causes, as well as food-related health problems. Learn more

Healthy Aging Certificate
Aging is a dynamic field of study where demographic and generational shifts are impacting all disciplines and demanding innovations in how we care for older adults. This Certificate is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue careers within organizations that serve older adults. Learn more
Senior couple takes a walk on the beach hand-in-hand.
Certificate in the Study of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine modalities advocate for care that is patient-centered, healing oriented, emphasizes the therapeutic relationship, and uses therapeutic approaches originating from conventional and alternative medicine. Health and wellness, mind and body, and natural products are key areas of focus within this area of study. Learn more

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