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One of the top-ranked programs of its kind, Penn State’s Kinesiology graduate program has a long and distinguished record of producing leaders in the field. The national and international prominence of the program is due to the excellence of our graduate faculty, the production and dissemination of quality research, and the mentoring and graduation rates of excellent graduate students.

We offer two graduate degree programs:

The graduate program emphasizes research and scholarly activity, and is strengthened by continued collaborations between our faculty and faculty in other departments that contribute to the discipline (e.g., engineering, history, neuroscience, physiology, psychology).

Graduate training is enhanced by our excellent laboratory facilities and the success of our faculty in securing external funding—more than $3 million annually—in support of their research and graduate training agendas. More than 40 students are pursuing advanced degrees in the program at any one time.