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    Online Master of Science in Applied Kinesiology

    Advance in a high-demand field.

    Kinesiology is the term used to describe the study of human movement. In the Online Master of Science in Applied Kinesiology program, students will be exposed to a broad curriculum covering content across the kinesiology subdisciplines, including exercise physiology, exercise psychology, and athletic coaching, as well as research methodology. Completion of the program can help graduates become more competitive for leadership positions such as exercise physiologists, cardiac rehabilitation coordinators, collegiate or professional strength and sport coaches, community health program educators and administrators, as well as corporate and entrepreneurial positions related to health, fitness, and sport performance.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • The only fully online MS in Kinesiology in the UW System
    • Flexible and individualized program to meet a variety of career goals
    • Practicum option provides professional experience

    Fully Online

    No requirements to come to campus.


    Complete courses asynchronously and part time.


    Enhance your career and expand your knowledge.

    Online Master in Applied Kinesiology

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    The MS in Applied Kinesiology is a 30-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as a year and a half.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog

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    To qualify for admission to the online certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    Additional requirements for admission to the MS in Applied Kinesiology program:

    • Upload a personal statement (2-3 pages) describing the reason behind your decision to pursue this degree, your short- and long-term career goals, and the value you believe you will add to the learning experience of your fellow students. 

    All requirements can be submitted during the application process.

    If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a contingent basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    MS in Applied Kinesiology professionals with advanced credentials are in high demand.

    Graduates will be prepared for careers as:

    • Exercise Physiologists
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinators
    • Collegiate or Professional Strength and Sport Coaches
    • Community Health Program Educators and Administrators
    • Corporate and Entrepreneurial Careers related to Health, Fitness, and Sport Performance
    • American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise Physiologist Certification (ACSM-EP) Exam

     See ACSM Exercise Physiologist Certification, https://www.acsm.org/certification/get-certified/exercise-physiologist

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    This program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value with courses under $620 USD per credit as a Wisconsin resident and $1,200 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2023-24 academic year. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials
    Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.

    Financial aid

    Students enrolled in a graduate certificate program only are not eligible for federal aid. 

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out if you qualify, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

    Like to learn more about degree options through UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies? There are a few ways you can get the information you need.

    Visit our information sessions website to select a virtual information session related to the program you are interested in.

    You can also fill out a request for information to connect with an advisor who can discuss your goals and help guide you to the right program to pursue your dreams.

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