University of Iowa

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Exercise Science


The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA 52242

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Exercise Science offers three programs for advanced degrees. The graduate program includes the Master of Science without thesis, the Master of Science with thesis, and the Ph.D. Students may choose from five different areas of specialization for the M.S. with thesis and from five for the Ph.D. State of the art labs are maintained by premier faculty in each areas of specialization. The five areas of specialization leading to the M.S. degree with thesis are anatomy, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor control. Ph.D. candidates should have a general knowledge of all areas in exercise science, a working knowledge of research techniques applicable to problems in the field, and an in-depth knowledge in at least one area of specialization in exercise science. The specialization areas are anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and therapeutics.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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