The Department of Kinesiology’s mission is to create, interpret, transmit, and apply knowledge related to movement, exercise, and human occupation with the ultimate goal of enhancing human health, productivity, and quality of life. 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 MS and PhD degrees with named options that reflect the breadth of the field of kinesiology: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Psychology, Motor Control and Behavior, Occupational Science, and Physical Activity Epidemiology. A thesis or dissertation, reflecting the student’s research, is required for these named options. We also offer an Applied Exercise Science named option for the MS in Kinesiology, a degree that involves advanced coursework within the field but does not require a thesis.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about the Graduate Program in Kinesiology at UW–Madison.

Current Students

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