Graduate Programs



University of Kentucky
100 Seaton Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0219
859 (UKY) 257-5826
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Graduate Programs

Welcome to the University of Kentucky's Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs; please take time to explore our web site. You will gain information about faculty and staff, course descriptions and syllabi, graduate program options, graduate program application materials, graduate assistantships and information about our various laboratories.
Heather Erwin
Director of Graduate Studies
Master's Degree Specializations Ed.D Degree Specializations Ph.D. Specializations
Biomechanics Health Promotion Exercise Science - Biomechanics
Exercise Physiology Physical Education
Exercise Science - Exercise Physiology
Health Promotion   Education Sciences
Sport Leadership    
Teaching & Coaching    

Our master's degree program offers a specialization in biomechanics, exercise physiology, health promotion, physical education teaching and coaching, and sport leadership. Our doctoral programs include an Ed.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree. The Ed.D. degree is offered with a specialization in health promotion or physical education teaching. The Ph.D. degree in Exercise Science offers a specialization in either biomechanics or exercise physiology. Students can also complete a Ph.D. in Education Sciences with a concentration in health or physical education. We have a thriving graduate program with 12 graduate faculty members within the Department and well over 100 graduate students presently enrolled.



Graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion will demonstrate:

  1. Educational, professional and technological standards.
  2. Literacy skills for life-long professional learning
  3. Current, factual, and functional content knowledge.
  4. Functional skills and dispositions of professionals.
  5. Skills for research and reflection for learning and leading.
  6. Skills to plan, implement, and evaluate basic and applied research.
  7. Skills to analyze and interpret research data.
  8. Skills to design, implement and evaluate programs.

Our program allows students to explore specific career options within a small classroom environment which fosters personal and individual attention. The Department places the highest value on ethics, professionalism and interdisciplinary work. The University seeks to gain top 20 status, and our graduate programs are dynamic and competitive with other programs throughout the nation. Our goal is to enable all graduate students to become successful in their academic and professional career.

For additional help, please feel free to contact me or visit my office in the Seaton Building.

Dr. Heather Erwin, Ph.D.
115 Seaton Building
Phone:  (859) 257-5311





Health Promotion