University of Florida

Online Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Innovative Education That Elevates Human Performance

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Ranked #8 Best Online Master’s in Exercise Science Degrees by Guide to Online Schools


Ranked #4 by National Academy of Kinesiology, among doctorate-granting programs


The projected growth for exercise physiologists is twice the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

At UF, we are dedicated to elevating performance and improving lives. If you share this passion and want to boost your skills or move into an exercise, sport, or health career, apply to our online Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK).

The University of Florida’s APK department is a top-rated physiology and kinesiology program at a school synonymous with academic and athletic excellence. The 100% online human performance concentration offers a career-ready education that equips you with practical skills.

Our program can be completed in as little as 1 year for full-time students, and 1.5 years for part-time students. No GRE is required. We believe when people perform at their very best, they make a bigger impact on the world. Join us and become a Gator today.

Next start date:

August 22, 2024

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Aurora Vellante

“The faculty’s ability to teach and reinforce learning with both group and individual projects was incredibly helpful and engaging. The program allowed me to gain more confidence in my field and have a deeper understanding of a science that has the ability to change lives.”

—⁠ Aurora Vellante, M.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

Program & Curriculum Overview

The University of Florida’s online M.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology is a rigorous program taught by expert faculty. We emphasize an empirical approach: We see the body as a fascinating machine, and we teach our students how to use evidence-based practices to fine-tune and fix it.

The online Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) with a concentration in human performance is a 30-credit, non-thesis degree that incorporates:

  • exercise physiology
  • athletic injury prevention
  • biomechanics
  • motor control and learning
  • sport and exercise psychology
  • strength and conditioning
  • sport management

We also offer two optional specializations that align with industry demand in physiology and kinesiology: