Kinesiology & Health

Master of Science (M.S.)

On-Campus & Online

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Expand Your Knowledge at UW

Simply stated, kinesiology is the scientific study of body movement. At the graduate level, a master's degree in kinesiology and health promotion can pave the way for specialization and leadership roles in the areas of health, athletics, education and fitness.

You may coach an elite team to an NCAA championship, prepare for a career in medicine, open a fitness center of your own or work in public health guiding society to a better, healthier way of living.

About the Kinesiology and Health M.S. Program

The world needs more unbendable optimism and that's what you'll find at the University of Wyoming's kinesiology and health M.S. program. Here you'll find an outstanding cohort of scholars dedicated to improving, optimizing, healing and preserving human health, performance and wellness as they prepare graduate students for a future in kinesiology and health promotion.

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Whatever your focus is you'll be prepared to improve the lives of others and explore new frontiers in the area of health, fitness and performance.


In this highly individualized program, students will work one-on-one with a faculty member in their interest area to design a program of study tailored to their future aspirations.


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What Can You Do With a Kinesiology and Health Master’s Degree?

The kinesiology and health M.S. program at the University of Wyoming will prepare you for leadership roles in the health, fitness and wellness industries, or doctoral studies in health-related fields and professional schools such as medical school, physical therapy school and physician’s assistant programs.

With careers ranging from sports medicine to public policy, the individualized programs we offer will prepare you for the career of your choice.

Kinesiology & Health Careers

UW Kinesiology and Health Promotion M.S. graduates have gone on to become:

  • Medical doctors
  • Sports and personal coaches
  • Public health administrators
  • Physical therapists
  • Biomedical researchers
  • Sports and exercise psychology professionals
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialists


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More than half of our Kinesiology and Health Promotion M.S. program graduates will continue their education, either obtaining a Ph.D. or entering a professional program such as medical school, occupational or physical therapy.


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Kinesiology and Health Master’s Degree Program Highlights

Here are some reasons to consider the UW graduate program in Kinesiology and Health:


We have 12 full-time, tenure-track faculty who conduct research in the disciplines of biomechanics, community and public health, exercise physiology, motor learning, physical education teacher education and sport and exercise psychology.

Research & Internships

Students in the kinesiology and health M.S. program can expect to actively engage in research with their faculty adviser. Where appropriate, internships may also be a part of the program of study.

Graduate Assistantships

Full-time students on the Laramie, Wyoming, campus may pursue graduate assistantships. GAs are provided with stipends along with faculty research opportunities and college-level teaching experiences. There are also a small number of scholarships available for our kinesiology and health graduate students.

Fully Online Flexibility

If you choose an emphasis in Physical Education (teaching only), you can maintain your current work and personal commitments with this 100% online program. UW Online ensures online students recieve quality education and are given the same opportunities and care that on-campus students recieve. This program is only for current physical education instructors.

The classes I took through the kinesiology department helped me finish my prerequisites for PA school.

- Katie Cawthorne, M.S. Kinesiology and Health ’15
Physician’s Assistant

Contact Us

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College of Health Sciences

UW Division of Kinesiology and Health

Corbett Building 119

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5284