University of Wisconsin–Madison

Kinesiology Graduate Program

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has a rich history as a pioneer in graduate training and research in exercise, movement and physical activity.  Here we offer students the opportunity to study movement, activity and occupation at a variety of levels. We offer both the MS and PhD degrees in specializations that reflect the breadth of the field of Kinesiology: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Psychology, Motor Control & Behavior, Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Activity Epidemiology, and Occupational Science. A thesis or dissertation, reflecting the student’s research, is required in these specialty areas (except OT). We also offer a “non-thesis” track of the MS in Kinesiology, a degree that involves advanced coursework in the traditional disciplines within the field
but does not require a thesis.  Financial support may be available in the form of assistantships, scholarships, and fellowships.  We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Graduate Program in Kinesiology at UW-Madison.