Graduate Program Overview

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. We have a thriving graduate program with 12 graduate faculty members within the Department and well over 100 graduate students presently enrolled.

Degree Programs

Certificates M.S. Specializations Ed.D. Specializations Ph.D. Specializations
Health Coaching Biomechanics Health Promotion Exercise Science
High Performance Coaching Exercise Physiology Physical Education Education Science
Health Promotion
Sport Leadership
Sport Psychology


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.