Build on your background. Create your career.

Work with outstanding faculty. Experience extraordinary educational opportunities. Utilize the resources that only a major research university with a world-class medical campus can offer.

  • Open professional doors through our child life and clinical exercise physiology MS tracks.
  • Prepare for doctoral work—at Iowa or elsewhere—with our thesis-based MS track.
  • Earn your PhD in your area of interest and expertise.

Many of our graduate students are supported through teaching assistantships on a competitive basis. Research assistantships are also available through individual faculty members, and we offer scholarships and fellowship opportunities on an annual basis.

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Explore graduate programs

MS in Health and Human Physiology (with thesis)

Our MS in Health and Human Physiology (with thesis) will prepare you academically for a doctoral degree program in the broad areas of health promotion and human physiology.

MS in Health and Human Physiology (Clinical Exercise Physiology)

Our MS sub-track in clinical exercise physiology (without thesis) is a terminal master's degree that will prepare you for professional employment by providing you with knowledge and skills in areas related to clinical exercise physiology.

MS in Health and Human Physiology (Child Life)

Our MS sub-track in child life (without thesis) is a terminal master's degree that will prepare you to meet credentialing requirements and become an advanced child life practitioner.

MA in Sport and Recreation Management

Our Sport and Recreation Management MA prepares students to become future leaders in such settings as professional team front offices, college and high school athletics departments, campus and community recreation programs, agencies serving sport and recreation clients, league offices, coaching, and many other areas.

PhD in Health and Human Physiology

Our PhD in Health and Human Physiology program offers you the flexibility to pursue your scholarly interests, working with faculty mentors in their areas of expertise.

Visiting our campus

We invite you to visit us in Iowa City. You can see for yourself the world-class resources we offer as a major research university with an 800-bed teaching/research hospital and comprehensive health sciences campus.

We host an open house for prospective graduate students early in the spring semester, and you can also plan to visit another time. We're happy to give you a tour of our facilities and campus, arrange one-on-one meetings with faculty members and research labs of interest, and include you in one of our bi-weekly departmental research seminars and/or social events with current graduate students.

If you are interested in visiting our department—at our open house or another time—please call us at 319-384-4664 or email us at We'd love to have you!

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Thesis and dissertation preparation

We want you to be aware of the expectations set forth by our department. We strongly encourage you—whether you're a prospective or current graduate student—to read the graduate student handbook for your program, the UI Graduate College manual, and the other applicable resources below.

These resources contain important information about your program, including mandatory deadlines:

If you have additional questions, please contact our graduate program director, Dr. Kara Whitaker.