The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The field of kinesiology represents the study of human movement from the cellular level to the whole body. Practitioners of kinesiology are interested in the relationship between a fit, strong body and quality of life — in everyone from high-performance athletes to people living with disabilities or disease. Our graduates are experts in injury and disease prevention, functional evaluation and rehabilitation, and ergonomic solutions that promise better health for a lifetime.
Experts in the field of nutrition help patients live lives free of ailments like chronic headaches, digestive distress, hormonal complications, skin problems, depression and more. A nutritionist must understand biology, nutritional requirements, food composition and energy needs. Our graduates work in a variety of fields including healthcare, government, community health, education and research. See more information about our Nutrition Programs here >>
Drawing upon and integrating subject matter from a variety of disciplines, this PhD program teaches research skills necessary to acquire new knowledge, as well as the theoretical foundations, research methodologies, and scientific writing and teaching/presentation skills required to transmit this knowledge through publication and teaching.
The PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences prepares researchers, educators, and scientist-practitioners skilled at conducting applied and/or translational research in a wide range of rehabilitation-oriented settings. These may include, but are not limited to, careers in universities, teaching hospitals and other research-oriented clinical settings, private industry, government, and community-based or other non-for-profit organizations.