Exercise Physiology – M.S.Ed.

Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

Exercise Physiology

M.S.Ed.

The Master’s program in Clinical and Applied Exercise Physiology prepares students for careers in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, community or corporate wellness, and teaching. Additionally, this program provides students who are pursuing careers in medicine, physical/occupational therapy, physician’s assistant studies, or higher education with a unique and valuable foundation in exercise science. Graduate students in this program have numerous applied physiological research opportunities in the program’s well-equipped laboratories of clinical and applied physiology, neuromuscular research and active aging, and sports medicine and motion analysis.

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.

Those who have completed the UM undergraduate major in Exercise Physiology or Athletic Training, may apply for the one year accelerated Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning/Fitness Entrepreneurship. This program can be completed in two semesters. Students entering the University from another school may complete the program in a one-year intensive program or a traditional two year track. The one year program is completed by taking four courses over each of the fall, spring, and summer-1 sessions. PhD candidates in exercise physiology may take coursework in the strength and conditioning track as part of their program of study upon approval from their advisor. Students are not required to complete a thesis but must pass comprehensive exams to graduate with a Masters degree in the field. Pre-requisites to the program include undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology, and undergraduate Exercise Physiology.


Required Coursework

Admission Requirements
  • B.A. or B.S. in exercise physiology or a related field.
  • Undergraduate coursework in chemistry with laboratory, human biology, human physiology, and exercise physiology.
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum 297 GRE score and 4.0 Analytical Writing Assessment score.

Required Core in the Major:

KIN 621 Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology
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 735 Methods in Biomechanical Analysis
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

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-3