Program Description


Master of Science in Kinesiology and Health, Exercise and Health Science Concentration

The Exercise and Health Science area of study is designed to provide breadth and depth of knowledge in the physiological and psychological functioning of human beings under a variety of environmental, nutritional, and activity conditions.

Targeted Careers

Career positions targeted by the Exercise and Health Science program include:

  • Research and teaching positions in university settings
  • Allied health positions in clinics or laboratories (e.g., cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, diabetes management)
  • Health and fitness specialists
  • Strength and conditioning specialists
  • Fitness directors
  • Personal trainers
  • Coaching
  • Positions in companies that develop, test, market and sell health/fitness and performance related product

About Miami University of Ohio

Miami is a residential university with faculty who are dedicated to learning and discovery. A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academic and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes. Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe that once inhabited the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma. Based on Fall 2017 enrollment, 17,147 undergraduates and 2,305 graduate students study on the Oxford campus. Regional campuses in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester enroll 4,972 combined. Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 60 master's and doctoral degree programs. Several associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are offered through study at the regional locations.