I am looking to further my education in exercise. I applied to University of Texas at Tyler's Online Kinesiology Masters program
Has anyone ever attended this program? It seems pretty legit to me. Also, can anyone give me any direction as far as careers go for kinesiology v.s. exercise physiology? I did my bachelors in physiology and think what I really want to be doing is exercise physiology. I feel like kinesiology is tied in very closely to exercise science/exercise physiology that I will be fine sticking to the program I am applying to. Anyone have any insight?
Kinesiology and Exercise Science are often used interchangeably. Likewise with Exercise Physiology and Exercise Science. In the case of the program I graduated from, Kinesiology was the department that included Exercise Science, Athletic Training, etc.
For this reason, the question of careers in Kinesiology versus Exercise Physiology is a tough one because they are often a very similar degree, or one is a department that contains the other. You can likely find many sites that describe careers in these areas with a Google search, or even on this site.
All the best,
When I asked her the same question about kinesiology vs. exercise physiology or exercise science, and in my research as well: kinesiology is more about the clinical science, trials and research of the movement of the human body. More about working in a clinical setting. Exercise physiology has more to do with the application. Working with people who are overcoming disease, have been stepped down from a rehab program, etc. She was using it as a stepping stone in her teaching career, going from elementary education to college course instruction.
Good luck! Can't wait to hear what you think of the program.