The Kinesiology Deparment's Graduate Program in Physiology of Exercise is a research based program where graduate students can refine their research skills while learning about the effects of exercise on health and wellbeing. Our graduate program provides opportunities for potential graduate students to work and learn in the research laboratory with our dynamic graduate faculty.
The program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Physiology of Exercise is designed to accomplish two major objectives:
- To provide students with the academic and research skills needed for doctoral study in physiology of exercise, postural control, athletic training or biomechanics.
- To prepare students for employment in clinically-oriented environments that place an emphasis on research, such as cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning or sports medicine.
Current departmental faculty members have been academically trained in, and are actively publishing in the areas of physiology of exercise, postural control, athletic training, biomechanics, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, micro-circulation to bone and tissue, and the general areas of allied health sciences. The ongoing research in these areas provides the primary focus for the M.S. program. Program graduates will be well prepared to work as researchers in laboratories and to enroll in doctoral programs in these content areas.
Students are encouraged to present their research at state and national meetings of the following organizations: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The M.S. degree combined with supervised clinical experience will assist students in their preparation for national certification exams.
BIOL 2457 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2458 Human Physiology
CHEM 1441 General Chemistry I
KINE 3300 Applied Kinesiology
PHYS 1441 General Physics
KINE 3301 Biomechanics of Human Movement
KINE 3315 Physiology of Exercise
MATH 1302 College Algebra
MATH 1308 Statistics
Basic Admission Requirements
The Graduate School requires that basic admission requirements be met before a student can be accepted. In meeting these requirements, an applicant
1) Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade-point average.
2) Must have an acceptable and current score on the aptitude tests of the Graduate Record Examination or the Graduate Management Admission Test, as specified by the department or program to which application is being made.
3) Demonstrate potential for graduate work in the chosen field through previous academic performance.
4) Be approved for admission by the department in which a degree is sought.
Kinesiology Department Requirements
Undergraduate and/or graduate course work related to exercise science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, engineering.
3.0 GPA for the degree and/or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
Minimum GRE quantitative score of 500 and verbal score of 500.
3.0 GPA for the degree and/or 3.0 GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.Undergraduate and/or graduate course work related to exercise physiology.
3 letters of reference from undergraduate faculty or current employer. For the convenience of the recommender you may furnish him or her with the Recommendation Form provided and a stamped envelope addressed to:
Dr. Mark Ricard
Graduate Program Director
Department of Kinesiology
P.O. Box 19259
University of Texas at Arlington
500 W. Nedderman Drive
Arlington, TX 76019-0259
Send your transcripts and GRE, TOEFL scores directly to the Graduate School at:
The University of Texas at Arlington
Office of Graduate Studies
Arlington, TX 76019 USA
KINE 5300 Research Methods in Kinesiology
KINE 5305 Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology
KINE 5330 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5326 Cardiocirculatory Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5327 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5329 Strength and Conditioning
KINE 5331 Obesity and Weight Management
KINE 5350 Applied Biomechanics
Choose one of the following Research Options:
KINE 5389 Research Manuscript Submission
KINE 5689 Thesis
KINE 5322 Metabolism & Exercise Biochemistry
KINE 5328 Neuromuscular Physiology
KINE 5345 Sports Nutrition
KINE 5393 Physiology of Exercise Internship
KINE 5394 Research in Kinesiology