Master of Science in Kinesiology

Health and Kinesiology


The Kinesiology program is designed to enhance the professional competence of graduates in Health, Exercise Science and related fields of study. Primary focus is placed upon advance knowledge in sport, exercise and wellness issues.

Step 1 - Admissions Requirements:

  1. Candidates for admissions to the Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Kinesiology must meet all the admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and specific departmental requirements and approval.
  2. Candidates must also have a 2.5 or greater GPA on a 4.0 scale or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree program.  The verbal portion of GRE should be 146 or higher.
  3. Candidates must satisfy the necessary undergraduate prerequisites as prescribed for a particular area of specialization.
  4. Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are not required to take the GRE.

Step 2 - Degree Requirements:

Master of Science in Kinesiology

  1. The candidates for the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology must meet all of the College of Graduate Studies general degree requirements as listed in this bulletin and specific departmental requirements and approval.
  2. Fifteen semester hours (curriculum core) to include KINT 5320 (Kinesiology and Sport Pedagogy), KINT 5340 (Scientific Basis of Exercise), KINT 5360 ( Research Methods), KINT 5365 (Statistical Applications in Kinesiology) and KINT 5367 Measurement and Evaluation.
  3. Complete one of two nine semester hour tracks, Sport Studies or Exercise Science.
  4. Completion of degree option:

a. Thesis – (30 hours) to include 24 hours of course work and a minimum of 6 hours of thesis.
b. Non-Thesis – (36 hours) to include a minimum of 36 hours of course work.