The specialization in the applied exercise physiology is a 32 credit master of science degree program directed toward students who possess a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology or other related fields and are interested in earning a Master of Science degree for the purpose of: 1) pursuing future study in a doctoral program related to basic and applied exercise physiology, or 2) working in the clinical, community, corporate, or government sectors as specialists in fitness and cardiac rehabilitation. Students will be acquainted with the physiological concepts related to the acute and chronic effects of exercise on human subjects. Special areas of emphasis include exercise and aging, clinical exercise science, obesity and the interaction between physical activity and health status.
URI’s Kinesiology Master’s curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the physiology of exercise in healthy adults and special populations. The curriculum includes topics in advanced physiology of exercise, theory and practice in physical activity promotion, physiology of physical activity and health, cultural studies in physical activity, and seminars in Kinesiology as core courses. Students experience hands-on laboratory experiences in cardiopulmonary physiology, body composition, and microscopic tissue analysis as part of their coursework, and can tailor their program toward a special problems project, a thesis project or an internship in cardiac rehabilitation or fitness program in a community or private setting. Students are mentored by exercise science faculty who collaborate across and off campus, offering opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects.
Core Kinesiology Courses (11 credits)
* It is recommended that Exercise Science Students select KIN 562
Research Courses (select 6 to 9 credits)
* Students taking KIN 591 Special Problems must also complete the comprehensive
Exercise Science Courses (select 9 to 12 credits)
Recommended Electives (select up to 6 credits)
**National Strength and Conditioning Association and the ERP Logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the NSCA in the U.S.A. and/or other countries.
Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.