MA Degree Requirements

 

The department offers a M.S. in Health and Kinesiology. Students may focus their studies in one of the following concentration areas through either a thesis or non-thesis curriculum.

 

Exercise Science

Non-thesis program

36 total hours required and comprehensive examination

NOTE: Prerequisite to the Masters Degree Program is an undergraduate Human Anatomy And Physiology course (at least one semester)

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (27 hours)

KIN 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
KIN 606 Introduction to Research
KIN 612 Motor Learning
KIN 614 Principles and Theories of Motor Development
KIN 621 Mechanical Analysis of Motor Performance
KIN 623 Human Behavior in Exercise and Sport
KIN 624 Applied Research in Exercise and Sport
KIN 625 Cardiorespiratory Aspects of Exercise
KIN 638 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
KIN 644 Advanced Testing and Prescription

ELECTIVES (9 hours). Needs to be approved by major advisor and committee.

 

Exercise Science

Thesis Program

30 Total Hours Required (Does not require comprehensive examination)

NOTE:  Need a minimum of 30 hours in an approved combination of kinesiology courses including six hours in thesis.


REQUIRED CORE COURSES (24 hours)

KIN 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
KIN 606 Introduction to Research
KIN 612 Motor Learning
KIN 614 Principles and Theories of Motor Development
KIN 623 Human Behavior in Exercise and Sport or
        KIN 624 Applied Research in Exercise and Sport
KIN 625 Cardio-Respiratory Aspects of Exercise
KIN 638 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
KIN 644 Advanced Testing and Prescription
KIN 770 THESIS (6 hours)

 

Health Promotion & Exercise Science

Non-thesis Program

36 Total Hours Required And Comprehensive Examination

NOTE: Prerequisite to the Masters Degree Program is an undergraduate Human Anatomy And Physiology course (at least one semester)


REQUIRED CORE COURSES (27 hours)

HS 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
HS 606 Introduction to Research
HS 624 Health Counseling
HS 635 Worksite Health Promotion
HS 636 Nutrition for Health and Physical Performance
HS 637 Epidemiology 
KIN 625 Cardiorespiratory Aspects of Exercise
KIN 638 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
KIN 644 Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription


POSSIBLE ELECTIVES  (Select 9 hours)
HS 619 Complementary & Alternative Health Modalities
HS 617 Spirituality and Health
HS 620 Drug Education Programming
HS 621 Sexuality Education Programming
HS 622 Stress Management Programming
HS 626 Health Aspects of Aging, Death and Dying
HS 628 Health Seminar
HS 646 Grants Proposal Writing
KIN 612 Motor Learning
HS 710 Internship (3-6 hours)
Other courses may be accepted subject to advisor approval.

 

Health Promotion & Exercise Science

Thesis Program

30 Total Hours Required (Includes Thesis hours)
No Comprehensive Examination Required

NOTE: Prerequisite to the Masters Degree Program is an undergraduate Human Anatomy And Physiology course (at least one semester)

 

REQUIRED COURSES (24 hours)

HS 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
HS 606 Introduction to Research
HS 624 Health Counseling
HS 636 Nutrition for Health and Physical Performance
HS 637 Epidemiology
KIN 625 Cardiorespiratory Aspects of Exercise
KIN 638 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
KIN 644 Advanced Exercise Testing & Prescription
HS 770 Thesis (6 hours)

 

Health Studies

Non-thesis Program

36 Total Hours Required And Comprehensive Examination

NOTE: Prerequisite to the Master's Degree Program is an undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology course (at least one semester). 

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (15 hours)

HS 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
HS 606 Introduction to Research
HS 610 Health Education Curriculum and Instruction
HS 637 Epidemiology
HS 638 Program Planning and Evaluation


ELECTIVES (Select 21 hours from the following; up to 9 hours may be approved from a related field)

HS 611 Environmental Health
HS 617 Spiritual Health: Research and Programming in Health Promotion
HS 619 Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Health Practices
HS 620 Drug Education Programming
HS 621 Sexuality Education Programming
HS 622 Stress Management Programming
HS 624 Health Counseling
HS 626 Health Aspects of Aging, Death and Dying
HS 627 Current Health Practices in Preventive Medicine
HS 628 Health Seminar
HS 632 Independent Research
HS 634 Independent Reading
HS 635 Worksite Health Promotion
HS 636 Nutrition for Health and Physical Performance
HS 646 Grant Proposal Writing
HS 710 Internship in Health Promotion 

Health Studies

Thesis Program

30 Total Hours Required (Includes Thesis hours) 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (21 hours)
Each is 3 hours unless indicated.
HS 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
HS 606 Introduction to Research
HS 610 Health Education Curriculum and Instruction
HS 637 Epidemiology
HS 638 Program Planning and Evaluation
KIN 770 Thesis (6 hours)

 

ELECTIVES (Select 9 hours from the following)

HS 611 Environmental Health
HS 617 Spiritual Health: Research and Programming in Health Promotion
HS 619 Traditional and Complementary/Alternative Health Practices
HS 620 Drug Education Programming
HS 621 Sexuality Education Programming
HS 622 Stress Management Programming
HS 624 Health Counseling
HS 626 Health Aspects of Aging, Death and Dying
HS 627 Current Health Practices in Preventive Medicine
HS 628 Health Seminar
HS 632 Independent Research
HS 634 Independent Reading
HS 635 Worksite Health Promotion
HS 636 Nutrition for Health and Physical Performance
HS 646 Grant Proposal Writing 

 

Kinesiology

Non-Thesis Program

36 Total Hours Required and Comprehensive Examination

 

REQUIRED COURSES (6 hours)

KIN 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies 3 hours
KIN 606 Introduction to Research 3 hours

 

PRIMARY INTEREST AREA:
9 hours from one interest area


INTEREST AREAS:
Adapted Physical Education - Kinesiology 591, 592, 593, 594;
Exercise Physiology - Kinesiology 625, 638, 644;
Motor Behavior - Kinesiology 612, 621;
Exercise and Sport Psychology - Kinesiology 623, 624;

Students requiring a third course in Motor Behavior or Exercise and Sport Psychology will select from Kinesiology 628, 629, 632, 634; Sport Management - Kinesiology 693, 695, 697.

 

SECONDARY INTEREST AREA:
12 hours from secondary interest area

Secondary interest areas need to be selected from: Adapted Physical Education, Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Motor Behavior, and Health Studies.  At least two courses are needed from each area (four courses total).


Nine electives may be selected from any area. 

 

Kinesiology

Thesis Program

30 Total Hours Required (does not require comprehensive examination)

 

REQUIRED CORE COURSES (12 hours) 
KIN 601 Statistical Methods in Health Studies
KIN 606 Introduction to Research
KIN 770 THESIS (6 hrs)

 

Need a minimum of 30 hours in an approved combination of kinesiology courses including six hours in thesis.

9 HOURS FROM ONE INTEREST AREA AND AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF ELECTIVES:

Adapted Physical Education - Kinesiology 591, 592, 593, 594 
Exercise Physiology - Kinesiology 625, 638, 644
Exercise and Sport Psychology - Kinesiology 623, 624
Motor Behavior - Kinesiology 612, 621
Sport Management - Kinesiology 693, 695, 697.

 

Students requiring a third course in Motor Behavior or Exercise and Sport Psychology will select from Kinesiology 628, 629, 632, 634; Sport Management - Kinesiology 693, 695, 697.