Welcome to the Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Graduate Program at the University of Delaware. Our degree programs provide preparation for a wide variety of academic and professional careers as well as for further academic training. We offer two graduate degrees with a variety of concentrations: a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Physiology.
- Exercise Science: The MS program in Exercise Science is designed to train students who have interest in research in one of our subdisciplines (biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, sports medicine) and/or in post-baccalaureate professional preparation (clinical exercise physiology).
- Applied Physiology: The Ph.D. program in Applied Physiology provides advanced training to students in the field of applied physiology with the goal of preparing students for research-based careers. Faculty research drives in-depth areas of study, which include cardiovascular, neuro, musculoskeletal, and exercise physiology.
- Biomechanics and Movement Science: advances the understanding of complex human systems through interaction of experts who cross traditional divisions of academic study.
Identifying an advisor for your graduate program
In order to be accepted into the KAAP graduate program, you must first identify a professor within the department who will serve as your academic advisor. Here are links to our graduate faculty, along with information related to their specific research laboratories.
|Biomechanics||Exercise Physiology||Motor Control||Sports Medicine|
|Jim Richards, PhD||Dave Edwards, PhD||Nancy Getchell, PhD||Tom Kaminski, PhD|
|Todd Royer, PhD||Bill Farquhar, PhD||Slobodan Jaric, PhD||Charles Buz Swanik, PhD|
|Steven Stanehope, PhD||Chris Modlesky, PhD||Chris Knight, PhD||Tom Buckley|
|Rhonda Prisby, PhD|
|Megan Wenner, PhD|
We have designed this website to provide an overview of the KAAP graduate programs, which should help you understand what our programs have to offer you and help you make a decision regarding your graduate career. If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!
Ph.D. in Applied Physiology Graduate Coordinator
David Edwards, Ph.D.
MS in Exercise Science Graduate coordinator
Nancy Getchell, Ph.D.