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Exercise Science Graduate Programs

About The Program 

Graduate students who choose our Exercise and Sport Science track are bound for a range of careers in personal health, community health, and kinesiology (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and coaching strength and conditioning). Some continue to doctoral or advanced medical programs in exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic therapy, public health, and medicine.  A masters in Kinesiology is also frequently sought by individuals who want to expand their foundational knowledge within careers such as: personal training, health coaching, and athletic coaching.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the breadth within the graduate program in exercise and sport science to tailor fit their degree to their own needs and interests.

Why Exercise & Sport Science?

Students have three options for completing their degree to match with their professional goals. These are, completing original research as a part of a traditional thesis; writing a comprehensive paper on a specific topic related to their exercise and sport interests; or new this year, students can choose our applied Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO) in which they apply peer-reviewed literature to a current internship or work experience case study. 

If they wish, student may also choose from the following focuses within their master’s studies:

  • Exercise Physiology

  • Biomechanics

  • Motor Learning

  • Community and Public Health

  • Sport and Excercise Psychology


Links to professional organization websites and demonstration of the field in action!

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Division Head

Derek Smith, PhD

(307) 766-5271

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Graduate Coordinator

Tucker Readdy, PhD

(307) 766-2354



Danielle Bruns, PhD

(307) 766-5290

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Boyi Dai, PhD

(307) 766-5423

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Evan Johnson, PhD

(307) 766-5282



Christine Porter, PhD

(307) 766-2143

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Emily Schmitt, PhD

(307) 766-5286

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Marci Smith, MS

(307) 766-2413



Arthur Zhu, PhD

(307) 766-5752



Contact Us

Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building 119

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284

Fax: (307) 766-4098


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