Apr 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, M.S.

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Master of Science in Kinesiology

This 33 to 36-credit hour program leads to a Master of Science degree with a concentration in exercise physiology. Students in this program receive specialized preparation in exercise physiology including required course work in advanced exercise physiology topics, physiological testing, exercise prescription and exercise-based research. Students may select either the thesis or non-thesis track and will have elective options in the areas of clinical exercise physiology, applied exercise physiology, nutrition, biology and graduate psychology. This program is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of workplaces related to clinical, sport, research, fitness or health and wellness industries, or to pursue a doctoral degree in a related field.

Students must complete core requirements and choose either the thesis track or non-thesis track. The thesis track requires 33 credits for graduation. The non-thesis track requires 36 credits for graduation.

The following 21 credits of core curriculum are required for all students.

Choose one of the following tracks:

Thesis Track: 12 Credit Hours

Non-Thesis Track: 15 Credit Hours


1Students must complete 6 thesis credits and can choose to take those credits all in one semester or take 3 credits in each of two semesters.

Total: 33-36 Credit Hours

In consultation with an adviser, students may choose their electives from the following:

Students may also work with their advisors to seek approval of elective courses outside the department in areas related to their degree program such as biology, nutrition and graduate psychology. Course availability is contingent upon permission of instructor.

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