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Department of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

All students accepted into the Master of Science in Exercise Science will take a core of 21-semester hours of required KINE courses. In addition, all students are required to complete 36 hours for the the master's degree.

Prior to being admitted to the program the potential graduate student must identify a Kinesiology Graduate Faculty member who has agreed to serve as the students research mentor and academic advisor. The students academic advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the students graduate advisor.

Required Courses

KINE 5300 Research Methods
KINE 5305 Applied Statistics in Kinesiology
KINE 5320 Advanced Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5323 Motor Learning and Motor Control

Complete one of the following:

KINE 5389 Research Manuscript Submission
KINE 5689 Thesis

Individual graduate advisors / research mentors may require additional courses.


KINE 5322 Metabolism & Exercise Biochemistry
KINE 5326 Cardiocirculatory Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5327 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5390 Environmental Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5328 Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5329 Strength & Conditioning
KINE 5331 Obesity and Weight Management
KINE 5338 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
KINE 5350 Applied Biomechanics
KINE 5393 Physiology of Exercise Internship
KINE 5394 Research in Kinesiology