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Kinesiology


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Graduate Information

OFFICE: Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 351
TELEPHONE: 619-594-5541
WEBSITE: https://ens.sdsu.edu

Faculty

Director: Mahar, Matthew T., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Director (B.S., State University of New York, Cortland; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Houston)

Associate Director: Kahan, David M., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Associate Director (B.S., M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Ohio State University)

Graduate Adviser/Lecturer: Meredith, Suzanne L., Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Nutrition (B.A., San Diego State University)

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty:

Buono, Michael J., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and Biology (B.S., East Stroudsburg State College; M.Ed., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ph.D., University of Arizona)

Maluf, Katrina S., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S. University of Arizona; M.S.P.T., Ph.D., Washington University)

Rauh, Mitchell J., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Director of Physical Therapy Program (B.S., University of Nevada-Reno; B.S.P.T., University of Washington; M.P.H., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Washington)

Baweja, Harsimran S., Associate Professor Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.P.T., Sardar Patel University, India; Ph.D., University of Florida)

Cannon, Daniel T., Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., M.S., San Diego State University; Ph.D., University of Leeds, England)

Domingo, Antoinette R., Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.P.T., Mayo School of Health Sciences; Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Gombatto, Sara P., Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., M.S.P.T., Ithaca College; Ph.D., Washington University)

Kressler, Jochen, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.A., San Diego State University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Miami)

Tuttle, Lori J., Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., M.P.T., Saint Louis University; Ph.D., Washington University)

O’Connor, Shawn M., Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan)

Reschechtko, Sasha, Assistant Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (B.A., University of Chicago; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)

Additional Faculty:

Verity, Larry S., Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Emeritus (B.S., State University of New York, Cortland; M.Ed., University of Virginia; Ph.D., Purdue University)

Emeritus:

Aufsesser, Peter M., Ph.D., 1975-2010, Professor of Physical Education

Beshgetoor, Donna L., Ph.D., 1996-2013, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Carter, J.E. Lindsay, Ph.D., 1962-1992, Professor of Physical Education

Cooke, Gwen C., Ph.D., 1978-1992, Professor of Family Studies and Consumer Sciences

Dickerson, Mary E., Ph.D., 1967-1990, Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Consumer Sciences

Francis, Peter R., Ph.D., 1981-2003, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Franz, Edward P., M.A., 1965-2003, Associate Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Friedman, Abraham M., Ph.D., 1963-1983, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Harris, Janet C., Ph.D., 2006-2010, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Himes, Ronald S., Ph.D., 1969-2002, Professor of Anthropology

King, Harry A., Ph.D., 1978-1997, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Kolkhorst, Fred W., Ph.D., 1998-2017, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

LaMaster, Kathryn J., Ph.D., 1996-2016, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Resource Management; Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Landis, Jean, M.S., 1968-1979, Assistant Professor of Physical Education

Levy, Susan S., Ph.D., 2001-2021, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

McKenzie, Thomas L., Ph.D., 1980-2004, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Mechikoff, Robert A., Ph.D., 1981-2010, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Nichols-Bernhard, Jeanne F., Ph.D., 1985-2011, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Patterson, Patricia, Ph.D., 1985-2012, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Robasciotti, Carole A., M.S., 1980-2004, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts; Lecturer in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Rushall, Brent S., Ph.D., 1985-2004, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Selder, Dennis J., Ph.D., 1968-2000, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Simmons, Roger W., Ph.D., 1976-2011, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Sleet, David A., Ph.D., 1974-1997, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences and Health Science

Spindler, Audrey A., Ph.D., 1977-2007, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Sucec, Anthony A., Ed.D., 1967-2001, Professor of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences

Wells, Richard W., M.A., 1961-1994, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Williamson, Gloria R., M.A., 1961-1979, Associate Professor of Physical Education

Associateships and Assistantships

Graduate teaching associateships are available for a limited number of qualified students. These provide essential education, technical training, and creative experience necessary for future professional and scholarly activity or college-level teaching. Graduate assistantships are also available in some cases to aid faculty research. Applications and additional information on graduate programs may be obtained from the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences website at https://ens.sdsu.edu.

General Information

The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science degree in kinesiology with a specialization in applied movement science. Applied movement science is a growing, interdisciplinary field that focuses on the measurement and evaluation of human function, and its relation to fitness, disability, and rehabilitation. The program delivers a unique combination of biomechanical, motor control, and exercise physiology principles aimed at preparing professionals for a diverse set of health and fitness-related careers. In particular, the program emphasizes clinical research to include the development of “hands-on” data acquisition/analysis skills for the assessment of motor performance in health and sport and exercise-related environments. The degree can serve as an entry point into clinical research positions or as preparation for doctorate degrees in kinesiology, physical therapy, or other rehabilitation science-based graduate programs.

Faculty in the program are broadly based and include prominent researchers from disciplines such as biomechanics, motor control, rehabilitation sciences, and sensorimotor neuroscience.

Admission to Graduate Study

All students must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the university with classified graduate standing as described in Admission and Registration . In addition, a student applying for admission to the graduate program in kinesiology must meet the following requirements.

  1. A bachelor’s degree. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate major in kinesiology or related discipline may be admitted to conditionally classified graduate standing on the recommendation of the graduate adviser of the school. Students will be required to complete or have equivalent preparation in BIOL 212 , BIOL 336 , ENS 304 , ENS 306 , ENS 307 , and an undergraduate statistics course.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 overall or at least 3.0 in the last 60 units of baccalaureate coursework.

Students will be admitted ONLY in the fall semester. Submit applications by the application deadline. Applicants should refer to the admission to master’s and doctoral study section for application instructions. All applicants must submit admissions materials separately to SDSU Graduate Admissions and to the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences.

Graduate Admissions

The following materials should be submitted as a complete package directly to:

Graduate Admissions

Enrollment Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7416

  1. Official transcripts (in sealed envelopes) from all postsecondary institutions attended;

    NOTE:
    • Students who attended SDSU need only submit transcripts for work completed since last attendance.
    • Students with international coursework must submit both the official transcript and proof of degree. If documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  2. English language score, if medium of instruction was in a language other than English (http://www.ets.org SDSU institution code 4682).

Programs

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