Prospective 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. Our award-winning faculty has decades’ worth of experience educating students in the classroom and enabling them to develop the knowledge and competencies necessary to the study of human physical activity. Our graduate students also gain hands-on experience in research laboratory settings with faculty members conducting leading-edge research from the molecular to the community level. Faculty expertise extends to many pressing kinesiology concerns such as physical activity and health, including fitness, health and wellness, intervention, and the measurement of physical activity; motor systems, including sensory-motor control and biomechanics; and physiology, including muscle damage, cardiovascular health and recovery, muscle fatigue and aging, and energy metabolism.

Our doctoral program in Kinesiology was rated as one of the top three in the nation in the most recent National Research Council report, and was ranked fifth nationally in the most recent rankings conducted by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Kinesiology is a founding member of the American Kinesiology Association.

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

Admissions

Financial Aid

Degree Requirements (MS)

Degree Requirements (PhD)

Frequently Asked Questions

International Students

Graduate School Website

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.


For More Information

Jane Kent, Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 413-545-9477
Email: gradadmissions@kin.umass.edu

If you are considering our graduate program and have specific questions, contact gradadmissions@kin.umass.edu.

For questions related to our option for athletic trainers, contact gradathtrainers@kin.umass.edu

If you're a current graduate student and have questions about the graduate program, contact gpd@kin.umass.edu.