Exercise Physiology – Accelerated M.S.Ed.

Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Exercise Physiology

Accelerated M.S.Ed.

Exercise Physiology is one of the fastest growing fields of study in Florida. Undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology have the option of enrolling in the Accelerated Master’s Program to complete their MS.Ed. in Exercise Physiology in one additional year following the completion of their undergraduate degree. This 30 credit hour program consists of 6 graduate credit hours taken during the senior year (KIN 679 and 686) and 24 graduate credit hours taken during the one graduate year.

Additionally, there are numerous collaborative research opportunities bolstered by the department’s strong relationships with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, Health South Doctors’ Hospital, and the Varsity Athletics Department. The M.S.Ed. in Clinical and Applied Exercise Physiology requires the completion of 36 credit hours and takes approximately two years to complete.

Students can enroll in the graduate credit hours during their senior year at no additional cost as long as they have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credit hours in each semester of their senior year. The program is seamlessly integrated with the undergraduate Exercise Physiology curriculum and allows students to obtain their graduate degree in half the time of traditional programs. Interested students must complete the following steps in order to be considered for admission into this program:

  • Consult with their undergraduate academic advisor during the spring semester of their junior year to complete the necessary paperwork for permission to enroll in graduate courses during their senior year.
  • Begin an online application to the Master’s program during the fall semester of the senior year. Students who do not begin the application process will not be allowed to enroll in the second graduate course required during their senior year.
  • Take the GRE exam and complete the online application during the spring semester of the senior year.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 297 GRE score and 4.0 Analytical Writing Assessment score.

Interested students should contact Dr. Kevin Jacobs, Graduate Program Director (305-284-5873, k.jacobs@miami.edu).


Required Coursework


Required Core in the Major:

KIN 630 Cellular Exercise Physiology
KIN 631 Laboratory Techniques in Functional Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle,Laboratory Experiences in Systemic Exercise Physiology
KIN 679 Principles of Exercise Assessment: Cardiovascular
KIN 686 Exercise Prescription/Assessment Laboratory
KIN 740 Neurophysiology in Exercise Science

Restricted Electives:

Select 6 credit hours of graduate KIN courses

Research Competencies:

KIN 746 Research Methods in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
EPS 700 Quantitative Methods I or EPS 702 General Linear Modeling
KIN 799 Special Project or KINXXX: Graduate Elective and Comprehensive Exam

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Program Director

Kevin Allen Jacobs

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

305-284-5873


Room: Merrick Building 317-C