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?
A friend of mine here, currently Okinawa Japan, was in the on-line Kinesiology program through UT. She did all of her master’s on-line without having to attend any real time classes. She enjoyed the program and only had positive things to say about it.
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.
I am not familiar with the texas program either. When I studied Physical Education at UW LaCrosse, my studies were heavy in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, bio-mechanics, and the science of human movement. UWL doesnuch of the research for ACE. As alum, I do recommend that you check out their online Masters programs.
I am not very familiar with the program, so I will defer to others as far as that goes. If my memory serves me correctly, I thought that this program was delivered online, but you had to be “attending” the classes at the same times as the on-site students. So, you can’t just do the work on your own schedule. Don’t take my word for this and make sure you check it out.
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,