The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
The field of kinesiology represents the study of human movement from the cellular level to the whole body. Practitioners of kinesiology are interested in the relationship between a fit, strong body and quality of life — in everyone from high-performance athletes to people living with disabilities or disease. Our graduates are experts in injury and disease prevention, functional evaluation and rehabilitation, and ergonomic solutions that promise better health for a lifetime.
Experts in the field of nutrition help patients live lives free of ailments like chronic headaches, digestive distress, hormonal complications, skin problems, depression and more. A nutritionist must understand biology, nutritional requirements, food composition and energy needs. Our graduates work in a variety of fields including healthcare, government, community health, education and research.
PhD in Kinesiology, Nutrition and Rehabilitation
Motor Control and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics | Integrative Pathophysiology, Nutrition and Health Promotion | Rehabilitation Sciences
Drawing upon and integrating subject matter from a variety of disciplines, this PhD program teaches research skills necessary to acquire new knowledge, as well as the theoretical foundations, research methodologies, and scientific writing and teaching/presentation skills required to transmit this knowledge through publication and teaching.