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Purdue University

Department of Health and Kinesiology

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Health and Kinesiology is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biomechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Health education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Sport and exercise psychology
Master of Science (MS) Athletic training education administration
Master of Science (MS) Physical education teacher education
Master of Science (MS) Sport and exercise psychology
Master of Science (MS) Exercise physiology
Master of Science (MS) History/philosophy of sport
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physical education pedagogy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Athletic training education administration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Recreation and sport management
Master of Science (MS) Motor control and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Exercise physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Motor control and development
Master of Science (MS) Health education
Master of Science (MS) Recreation and sport management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) History/philosophy of sport

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1100 combined verbal and quantitative)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination, preliminary examination

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
22
Accepted
18
Enrolled
29%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 30th April 30th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1000 combined verbal and quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 1100 combined verbal and quantitative)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.25 (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 77
TWE: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
75%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 77%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.5%
Unknown 2.5%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Wellness, motivation, teaching effectiveness, learning and development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy P. Gavin
Head of the Graduate Program
Email: gavin1@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-3178
Fax: 765-494-1239