Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Overview of the Graduate Program

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology are interdisciplinary in nature and emphasize fundamental principles derived from the basic sciences that have contributed to the development of our field. Current faculty provides expertise in physiology, nutrition, metabolism, psychophysiology, and endocrinology. Existing ties to outstanding programs at Rutgers (i.e., Nutritional Sciences, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences, Psychology, and Physiology and Integrative Biology, the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and the Medical School) provide a unique foundation for the education and training of the next generation of scientists in the area of Kinesiology. The programs emphasize training in both basic and applied science. Students will be taught about hormonal, biochemical, metabolic, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psychological responses to exercise, exercise testing and prescription principles, and application of physical activity to an overall beneficial wellness profile. The strengths of the affiliated faculty are conducive to implementing this model. Furthermore, due to supportive ties to the Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) at Rutgers, translational research at both a human health, metabolism and clinical application will be priorities of this program.

The Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology offers courses of study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. All students take a core curriculum in advanced exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription fundamentals, research methods, and statistics. The remainder of course requirements are individualized, depending on the student's goals. Original research leading to a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is conducted under the guidance of the student’s selected faculty mentor.

To Apply:

Admissions are conducted centrally through Rutgers University Graduate Admissions.

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
56 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8541 U.S.A.
Phone: 848-932-7711
Fax:  732-932-8231

For More Information:

Sara Campbell, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Program in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
Phone: 848-932-7036
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Janice Nappe
Adminstrative Assistant
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8525
Phone: 848-932-7072
Fax: 732-932-9151
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