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Graduate Research

Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in the exercise and health psychology are encouraged to contact Professor McAuley prior to applying to study in the EPL. Such communication will allow for clarification of issues regarding the research agenda of the EPL, potential for funding, and other questions that the prospective applicant might have. Applications are considered at any time of the year.


Students accepted into the graduate program will be given numerous opportunities to be involved in research, to teach, write and present papers, and be exposed to the process of grant writing. It is expected that students will be actively involved in scholarly research ranging from randomized controlled trials to survey research, depending on the research objective. Students completing the doctoral degree will typically have several publications in peer-reviewed journals, have presented numerous papers at national conferences (e.g., American College of Sports Medicine, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Gerontological Society of America), and are prepared to continue as an independent investigator upon graduation. For more specific information relative to the graduate program in Kinesiology and online application information click here.