Current Graduate Students

The Department of Kinesiology offers top-ranked graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Kinesiology. The degree programs offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human physical activity, investigating the mechanical, neurological, biochemical, physiological and behavioral components of human movement. Health and well-being outcomes of exercise and physical activity are considered for a variety of populations.

Graduate student applicants must choose one of three Major areas of academic specialization: Motor Systems (Biomechanics, Exercise Neuroscience, Motor Control, Musculoskeletal Modeling), Physical Activity (Fitness, Health, Wellness, Physical Activity Measurement, Intervention), or Physiology (Metabolism, Cardiovascular Physiology, Muscle Physiology & Biophysics, Molecular & Exercise Physiology).

Follow the links below for more information on our graduate programs.


If you're a current graduate student and have questions about the graduate program, contact

Sofiya Alhassan, Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 413-545-3475

New Students

Visit the Graduate School website to request a copy of the Graduate Application, Graduate School Bulletin, and program specific materials. Please note, the Graduate School Bulletin is not mailed to international addresses, but is available online.

International Students


Progress Report Forms

Requirement Checklists