University of Houston

Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education & Health - Doctorate


4800 Calhoun Rd

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77004

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education & Health - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

M.S. in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students for employment in medically oriented environments that place an emphasis on research or application of the exercise sciences.

M.Ed. degree in Physical Education is designed for physical education teachers, administrators, dance educators, sport theorists, and exercise specialists. It meets the specific needs of students who are preparing to pursue an advanced degree, those who are seeking certification to teach physical education, and those who wish to continue their professional development. The degree also provides appropriate preparation for specialists working in fitness programs in corporate and medical settings as well as for business personnel in the sports industry.

M.Ed. degree in Allied Health is designed for students who are preparing to pursue advanced degrees which will allow them to seek employment in school agencies, community, worksite, and healthcare settings, and those who wish to continue their professional development. This program is open for licensed/certified/registered/accredited allied health professionals preparing for positions as educators or educational administrators in schools for allied health professionals, colleges or universities, clinical settings, or community health agencies. With projected shortages in our health workforce, numerous career opportunities abound.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology program focuses on three broad areas of kinesiology, namely motor control and learning, physiology, and obesity studies. The guiding philosophy of the program is that the student and advisor should work closely together to develop a course of study which appropriately meets the student's professional goals. Prospective students should contact the professor they share common scientific interests with prior to applying to the program.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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