The MS/PhD program is designed for exceptional students who have demonstrated superior ability and a high level of motivation and dedication to research and learning. This program is expected to span approximately 5 years.
Students are expected to meet the requirements of the MS degree following the first 2 years and may elect to complete 6 hours of integrative/research related activity to receive this degree should they choose not to complete the requirements of the PhD.
To be eligible for consideration for admittance into the MS/PhD program, applicants must complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the enrollment date and have evidence of prior research experience.
NOTE: Most post-baccalaureate students are not admitted into the combined MS/PhD program, as it is reserved for students with exceptional academic and/or research backgrounds.
Areas of Study
- Applied Neuromechanics
- Exercise Physiology
- Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical Education
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- General Kinesiology – Includes specializations in Community Youth Sport Development and Motor Behavior
Contact Person per Concentration
- Applied Neuromechanics – Dr. Randy Schmitz
- Exercise Physiology – Dr. Paul Davis
- Motor Behavior – Dr. Louisa Raisbeck
- Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical Education – Dr. Ang Chen
- Community Youth Sport Development – Dr. Michael Hemphill
- Sport and Exercise Psychology – Dr. Jennifer Etnier
For detailed information on the courses in this program, view the Graduate Bulletin.