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Newark DE, 19713

Welcome to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

Ranked 5th of all programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology, Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing disciplines in the U.S.! Whether you are just starting your study of kinesiology or are seeking the expertise to advance the field as a scientist or clinician, we offer a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has immediate impact on the health of society. Our faculty is committed to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, the training of the next generation of scholars and ultimately translating our research/education to improve the human condition.


Explore Our Programs

We provide students with a collaborative culture to learn and pursue rigorous research that has an immediate impact on the health of society.

Human Physiology (BS)

Kinesiology (BS)

Sports Health (BS)

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Applied Physiology (PhD)

Biomechanics & Movement Science (PhD)

Athletic Training (MS)

Clinical Exercise Physiology (MS)

Exercise Science (MS)


Exercise Science Minor

Strength & Conditioning Minor

UD Speed Geezers “Shake it Off” through Parkinson’s exercise class:


  • A client walks on a treadmill with a view of the Living Wall on STAR Campus while a master's student in clinical exercise physiology intermittently monitors her heart rate as part of exercise counseling.

    Personal training meets chronic care

    February 02, 2024 | Written by Amy Cherry
    A spotlight on UD's one-of-a-kind exercise counseling and medical rehabilitation program on STAR Campus that's seeking to grow.
  • Consistency is key

    January 11, 2024 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Interdisciplinary research by the Departments of Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences and Kinesiology and Applied Physiology shows consistency in eating, sleeping routines impact vascular health.
  • Carrying the Torch

    December 18, 2023 | Written by Amy Cherry
    Shannon Lennon, the first female chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and professor of kinesiology and applied physiology in the College of Health Sciences (CHS), has been honored by the University of Delaware Women’s Caucus with the 2023 Torch Award for advancing women’s equality on campus.

UD preps athletic training students for NFL internships:

Featured Program

The University of Delaware had two female athletic training students interning for NFL teams – the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams – during the summer of 2019. The UD Athletic Training department in the College of Health Sciences has had students accepted to NFL internships for years, but female ATs as NFL interns are on the rise. To top it off, UD has nine current athletic trainers working for NFL teams. Those alumni have been critical in helping to provide internship opportunities for current students.