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H & K Graduate Programs

Master of Science

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Health & Kinesiology

A student interested in an MS degree in Health & Kinesiology can either pursue a non-thesis or thesis track. The non-thesis track is focused on practice and application. It prepares students to be a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) as well as a certified Wellness Coach. The MS thesis track is research concentrated and suggested for those wishing to pursue a doctorate or a line of work that is laboratory or research-focused.


Our program generally takes two years to complete. Students have the option to refine coursework requirements in consult with their mentor and advisory committee. Students align their courses with one of the four tracks.

MS Tracks

Doctor of Philosophy

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Health & Kinesiology

The PhD program in Health & Kinesiology is research-intensive and trains students interested in conducting translational research that will enhance health, quality of life, and human performance.

Our program is generally completed in four to five years.

Students align their courses with one of the three PhD tracks.

COSTS & FUNDING

Students in the PhD program are responsible for payments based on the graduate school tuition schedule published by the University of Utah.


The Department of Health & Kinesiology offers financial assistance to most students through the award of Teaching (TA) and Research (RA) Assistantships. These positions provide financial assistance to graduate students in exchange for teaching or research related work for the department. A full assistantship provides a tuition waiver and a stipend paid throughout the academic year.
 

RESEARCH MENTORS

Before applying applicants must identify prospective mentors willing to guide them through their program of study and research endeavors.

Possible mentors in the program can be found on our program track pages under the "Our Team" section.

Program Track Pages

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

MS

  1. Describe core concepts and theories in your field of study.
  2. Acquire, evaluate, and synthesize state-of-the-science techniques and procedures in your area of study.
  3. Communicate clearly and concisely to diverse audiences in oral and written forms.
  4. Participate in professional development opportunities.
  5. Demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge and understanding in your area of study through a culminating experience

 

PhD

  1. Describe core concepts and theories in your field of study.
  2. Acquire, evaluate, and synthesize state-of-the-science techniques and procedures in your area of study.
  3. Disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences through presentations and submission of peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  4. Demonstrate capability for independent research by creatively addressing research questions using new and/or established methods. 

        Application Deadlines

          PhD Degree

                 January 15th

          MS Degree

                January 30th

Contact Us

Graduate Program Manager

Andrea Moss

Email andrea.moss@hsc.utah.edu

Director of Graduate Studies

 

Graduate Resources 

Graduate Handbook

Graduate Brochure