M.Sc. On Campus

Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology

James Madison University

24 months
1184 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
1184 USD/credit 19536 USD/year
466 USD/credit 7689 USD/year
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We develop future leaders under the belief that physical activity helps individuals maximize their potential, improving communities and society. The Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology Degree is offered at James Madison University.


The Department of Kinesiology is dedicated to the development of future leaders in professions that maximize the potential of individuals and society through physical activity, exercise, and sport.

The department offers a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology at James Madison University that includes both a thesis and non-thesis track. 

 Students applying to kinesiology are expected to have satisfactory Graduate Record Examination scores and adequate undergraduate preparation including at least one course in a cognate area of the discipline.

Program goals are to help students:

  • Identify and describe important issues relevant to physical activity, and exercise and sport science.
  • Educate others about the relevance of physical activity, exercise and sport to individuals and to society.
  • Develop and administrate safe, effective and scientifically based physical activity, exercise and sport programs that address individual, community and societal needs.
  • Enable students to evaluate the quality of information germane to the disciplines of physical activity, exercise and sport science.
  • Develop the skills needed to conduct quality research.
  • Conceive a cognate area of study within the professional field in which they intend to work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Activity Epidemiology 
  • Exercise Across the Lifespan 
  • Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology
  • Muscular and Hormonal Aspects of Exercise 
  • Metabolic Aspects of Exercise 
  • Exercise Testing, Evaluation and Prescription 
  • Research Techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE General Test  -  may be waived if the applicant has a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above in an exercise science or similar undergraduate program.  

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    19536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1184 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7689 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Harrisonburg

1050 - 1715 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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