Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Rutgers University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
15072 USD/year
8868 USD/year
15072 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from Rutgers University are interdisciplinary in nature and emphasize fundamental principles derived from the basic sciences that have contributed to the development of our field.


Current faculty provide expertise in physiology, nutrition, metabolism, psychophysiology, and endocrinology.  Existing ties to outstanding programs at Rutgers University (i.e., Nutritional Sciences, Endocrinology and Animal Biosciences, Psychology, and Physiology and Integrative Biology, the 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.  This program focuses on in-depth training in either Exercise Physiology or Exercise Psychology.  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 department faculty and the affiliated faculty from the partnering disciplines are conducive to implementing this model.  Furthermore, due to supportive ties to the recently established Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH) at Rutgers, translational research at both a human health and performance level will be a priority of this program.  Within the IFNH, the Center for Health & Human Performance provides an outstanding potential training experience for students in this Kinesiology and Applied Physiology program from Rutgers University.

Learning Goals

  • Attain and maintain an advanced level of knowledge in key content areas of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design and defend a scientifically valid project to advance the field of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology.
  • Develop professional level oral and written communication skills designed to disseminate Kinesiology & Applied Physiology research findings.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to critically evaluate current research and proposals in specific scientific areas related to the Kinesiology field.
  • Conduct research independently for a successful transition into academics, industry or government related jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Statistics
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Exercise Biochemistry
  • Exercise Endocrinology
  • EKG Use and Interpretation
  • Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
  • Metabolic Responses to Exercise
  • Exercise Psychophysiology
  • Theories of Strength & Conditioning
  • Comparative Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, a Biological Science, Psychology, or a related field
  • 1 year of general biology
  • 1 year of general chemistry plus lab
  • Exercise physiology plus 12 additional credits of coursework in advanced physiology, chemistry, kinesiology/exercise science, physics, calculus, or psychology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in science courses related to the field
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one from a science professor, are required.  If applying for admission to the PhD program, at least two recommendations must be from science professors.
    • A personal statement regarding interest in graduate study

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      15072 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • National

      8868 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • In-State

      15072 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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    Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
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