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Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition (MC 517)
1919 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7256

Campus Location: 650 AHSB
Program Codes: 20FS0351MS (MS in Kinesiology); 20FS1506MS (MS in Nutrition); 20FS5173PHD (PhD in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Rehabilitation)
Telephone: (312) 996-4600
Web Site:
Department Head: Charles Walter
Director of Graduate Studies: Ziaul Hasan and Renee Taylor

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition offers programs leading to degrees at both the master’s and doctoral levels.

Kinesiology, nutrition, and rehabilitation are multidisciplinary fields that draw upon and integrate subject matter from a variety of disciplines (e.g., anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience and physiology as well as epidemiology, physical and cultural anthropology, sociology, and behavioral psychology). The master’s degree programs in Kinesiology or Nutrition as a terminal degree (i.e., not leading to a PhD) are most appropriate for students who wish to apply their knowledge through practice in healthcare or industry settings and can be combined, for example, with focused course work in other fields such as public health, toxicology, business, or education. Doctoral studies are designed to lead to academic research and teaching careers or to research careers in government or industry. Students are given the opportunity to conduct research that is related to fundamental questions related to kinesiology, nutrition, and rehabilitation. In addition, there is a focus on rehabilitation issues of clinical relevance to the professions of occupational therapy and physical therapy

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Complete transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy