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What are my choices for primary area of study and secondary area of study?

You may select one of the following for your primary area of study:

  • Exercise and Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Integrative Human Performance
  • Neuromechanics
When are applications to the program due?
  • Fall applications are due January 15
  • Spring applications are due November 1
When are funding applications due?

January 15

What information do I need to send to the UWM Graduate School and what information do I need to send to the Department of Kinesiology?
What is the difference between a teaching assistant (TA), a research assistant (RA and a project assistant (PA)?

Please visit the UWM Graduate School website for descriptions.

What is the difference between the thesis option and the comprehensive exam option to complete the MS Kinesiology degree?

Both MS Kinesiology degree options must complete 33 credits to graduate. Thesis students will focus your final year on completion of a thesis project, while capstone project students will focus on developing your skills to become better consumers of research literature. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to an internship, a proposal for an exercise program, a proposal for a hospital program, a review of literature on a clinical question that results in a clinical recommendation, systematic review, policy statement, or a small scale/pilot research project.


Scott J. Strath, PhD, ASCM Fellow
Program Director