The Exercise Science option in the Kinesiology M.S. program integrates exercise physiology and biomechanics to develop an in-depth understanding of movement analyses, exercise metabolism, and body composition. With a strong emphasis on sport performance, the program engages you in applied research which prepares you for employment opportunities as strength and conditioning coaches, as sport science research assistants, and at sport development centers. Our partnership with UCM Athletics allows “hands-on” interaction with NCAA College athletes in their pursuit of performance excellence. Additionally, the program benefits students interested in seeking a Ph.D. or doing original research in exercise science.
Body Composition: Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
Muscular Strength: Hand Grip Dynamometer
Anthropometric: In-Body Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
Dustin joined the Kinesiology program in 2015 as an undergraduate transfer student. In 2017, he graduated as a first-generation college student and joined the MS Kinesiology program shortly thereafter. As a graduate teaching assistant, Dustin enjoys the opportunity to share meaningful knowledge about health and wellness with his students. Beyond the classroom, Dustin has contributed to several research studies, disseminated abstracts, and presented at regional and national conferences. Dustin is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and serves as a student managing editor for the International Journal of Exercise Science. In addition to teaching and research, he serves the graduate student body as President of the Graduate Student Association and as its representative to the Graduate Council.
Dustin recently accepted a graduate assistantship in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences doctoral program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In reflecting on his time at UCM, he wrote, "I feel a profound appreciation for higher education and those committed to helping UCM students thrive. It is the guidance of UCM faculty and staff that have enabled me to succeed thus far. I will use the skills I developed at UCM to continue my education at UNLV." - Dustin Davis
Dustin is joined by his faculty mentor Dr. Matthew Garver and thesis committee members Dr. Meera Penumetcha and Dr. Whitley Stone.
Watch his presentation below!