Our office is here to assist both prospective and current students in the Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN).
The role of the graduate advisor is to serve as an administrative liaison for graduate students navigating the administrative requirements of graduate school from the admissions process to degree completion. Graduate advisors do not consult with students about specific coursework.
The Graduate Advising Office
8 – 5 Monday – Friday. (Closed University holidays.)
Appointments are not required, but are encouraged if possible.Email Grad Advisors
Completed applications are reviewed by the division-specific admissions committee, each of which is comprised of three graduate faculty members within their respective division. Newly admitted master’s students are assigned an initial/temporary faculty advisor; the student is free to change advisors after the first semester in the program. All Masters applicants are considered Non-Thesis M.S. students, unless the applicant submits a written request to do a thesis. A Research Member of the HLKN Graduate Faculty must individually accept a MS-thesis applicant as his/her advisee for the student to be accepted into the program.
Deadlines for priority review (MS applicants):
January 15 (Fall admission) October 1 (Spring admission)
Applications are accepted in a rolling-basis year-round. However, all students who want to be considered for University (e.g., Merit, Diversity) or HLKN funding (e.g., GAT, GAR) need to apply by the priority deadline. Completed applications are forwarded to the respective division faculty for evaluation. Appropriate academic qualifications are determined by the accepting faculty member and divisional admissions committee. A Research Members of the HLKN Graduate Faculty must individually accept a doctoral applicant as his/her advisee for the student to be accepted into the program.
Deadlines for priority review (PhD applicants):
Summer (June) / Fall (September) start: December 15
This academic program is only for commissioned officers currently serving in the United States Army and approved by West Point Officials. Earn a M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology.
The Master of Science in Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology, provides advanced training in the physiological responses to acute exercise and the adaptations that occur with training.
This specialization prepares students to design and conduct research on teaching/teacher education and curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on linking theory to physical education practice.
Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate physical fitness and cardiovascular disease risk and prescribe preventative and rehabilitative strategies.
Provides students with the scientific background and technical skills necessary to evaluate performance-related characteristics of both team and individual athletes, and design strength and conditioning programs.
The Ph.D. in Health Education program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied health education. The program requires a minimum of 64 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree.
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology program prepares students to conduct research in basic and applied exercise physiology. Graduates are trained for post-doctoral appointments and positions in universities, industry, the military and research institutes.
The Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Pedagogy prepares students for teaching and research positions in universities as well as leadership positions in state or regional departments of education.
The Master of Science in Health Education is a 36-hour degree program with the option to complete a thesis or non-thesis degree plan.
Provides students the skill sets necessary to become future leaders of sport organizations as managers, administrators, and decision makers. (Online or Face-to-face)
The MSAT program is for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer
Ph.D. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management, faculty and students study sport management in ways that impact individuals, organizations and communities both locally and globally.
The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Motor Neuroscience, prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior.
Motor Neurosciences prepares students for teaching and research careers in motor behavior. Laboratories support the motor behavior programs with emphases in Motor Control, Motor Learning and Child Movement.