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Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health

Master of Science

Graduate Program

  • Oxford
  • Graduate Program
  • On Campus
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Prepare for Health-Related Professional Programs

Multidisciplinary, evidence-based coursework and hands-on research emphasize focus on exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, health promotion, and nutrition for health and performance. Students enrolled in this program will develop the skills, maturity, and competency necessary for success in a variety of health-related professions.

Contact Info

Kyle Timmerman

Associate Professor and KNH Graduate Director

420 S. Oak St.

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-2707

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health (KNH) offers two combined bachelors-masters programs that allow highly qualified students to simultaneously pursue both a bachelor’s and master’s degree: Combined Program in Public Health Education and Health Promotion | Combined Program in Exercise and Health Science

Curriculum and Courses

Students in both tracks (Exercise and Health Science; and Public Health Education and Health Promotion) will take a statistics and a research foundations course. Then, depending on the track chosen, students will complete a series of track-specific courses that they and their advisor choose based on their desired career pursuit.

  • KNH 582: Exercise Prescription: Healthy Individuals & Individuals with Chronic Diseases/Disorders
  • KNH 611: Behavioral Approaches to Health Promotion and Education
  • KNH 613: Health Communication & Education
  • KNH 621: Research Foundations in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health
  • KNH 668: Advanced Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity

At Miami, there’s something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Completion of the MS in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health prepares our graduates for a wide variety of health-related professional programs and career options, including medicine, nutrition, health promotion, physical/occupational therapy, nursing, chiropractic, clinical exercise physiology, biomedical research, and doctoral programs in Kinesiology and related fields.

Facts and Stats

  • 89% of Admitted Students Complete Their Degree in 1-2 Years

    Miami University Data

  • #1 Kinesiology and Exercise Science Department in Ohio rankings

  • Top 50 National Public University

    U.S. News & World Report, 2020


Where Education Becomes Something Greater

Explore what it means to be a graduate student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere

Admissions Requirements

  • Documentation (official or unofficial transcript) of completion (or likely completion) of a bachelor’s degree by the start date indicated on the student’s application.
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75
  • Supplementary materials including a personal statement, a resume/CV, and three letters of recommendation (at least two from academic sources).

Additional Opportunities

  • Accredited, combined MS/Dietetics internship

    Provides evidenced-based learning experiences in dietetics to prepare graduates for practice as entry-level dietitian nutritionists in a variety of healthcare & community environments. Focuses on educating graduates to be capable practitioners dedicated to the service of others and to the profession

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  • Research Opportunity

    Students enrolled in our graduate program are required to complete a thesis or research-based non-thesis exit option. In both cases, students will work closely with our graduate faculty that conduct research in a variety of health-related areas.

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  • Internship/Field Placement

    For the MS/Dietetics internship, the combined program is a 16-month program requiring students to complete all required coursework for the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health, Exercise Science and Health concentration in conjunction with a 1280 hour supervised practice experience.

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