The Department of Kinesiology offers both undergraduate and advanced graduate degree programs designed to develop a student’s knowledge of human movement, including the mechanical, neurological, biochemical, physiological, and behavior components involved in the process, along with health and wellbeing outcomes of exercise and physical activity for a variety of populations.

Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions to the undergraduate degree program are administered through the University Undergraduate Admissions Office. Students may enter the Department as freshmen or as transfer students. Please refer to the Admissions Office website for requirements and application deadlines.

Graduate Admissions

All applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Admission decisions are based on a review of all application materials. TOEFL scores of 600 or higher (250 or higher on the computer-based version) must be submitted by international applicants who are not native English speakers. Accepted M.S. students generally have undergraduate GPAs of at least a 3.0 and GRE scores of at least 300 (including 144 or higher in the quantitative section). Accepted Ph.D. students generally have GRE scores of at least 310, with 150 or higher in the quantitative section. Applications must be submitted by February 1 for September admission. Full application information is available through the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School.

The graduate application for all graduate programs is accessible online at the Graduate School website. The Graduate School Bulletin is also available on the web.

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