MS 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.

 

Adapted Physical Education Concentration

 

THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-three (33) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 591 (Introduction to PE for Individuals with Disabilities) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 592 (Perceptual Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 593 (PE for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Other Impairments) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 594 (Curriculum Development for Adapted Physical Education) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning) [3 hrs]

Special Education 600 (Intro to the Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities) [3 hrs]

HS 775 (Writing for Publication in Health and Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

KIN 770 (Thesis) [6 hours]

 

NON-THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-six (36) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 591 (Introduction to PE for Individuals with Disabilities) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 592 (Perceptual Motor Development of Individuals with Disabilities) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 593 (PE for Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Other Impairments) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 594 (Curriculum Development for Adapted Physical Education) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning) [3 hrs]

Special Education 600 (Intro to the Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities) [3 hrs]

Electives selected from Health Studies and Kinesiology courses. May include up to 6 hours of courses in a related field as approved by advisor. [12 hours]

 

 

Exercise Science Concentration

 

THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-three (33) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning), 614 (Motor Development), or 621 (Biomechanics) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 623 (Human Behavior in Exercise and Sport) or 624 (Applied Research in Exercise

and Sport Behavior) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 640 (Advanced Exercise Physiology I) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 642 (Advanced Exercise Physiology II) [3 hrs]

Electives selected from Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning), 614 (Motor Development), 621

(Biomechanics), 626 (Strength Development and Conditioning Programs), and 636 (Nutrition

for Health and Physical Performance) [6 hours]

HS 775 (Writing for Publication in Health and Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

KIN 770 (Thesis) [6 hours]

 

NON-THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-six (36) hours in an approved combination of courses that include: 

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning), 614 (Motor Development), or 621 (Biomechanics) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 623 (Human Behavior in Exercise and Sport) or 624 (Applied Research in Exercise

and Sport Behavior) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 640 (Advanced Exercise Physiology I) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 642 (Advanced Exercise Physiology II) [3 hrs]

Electives selected from Kinesiology 612 (Motor Learning), 614 (Motor Development), 621

(Biomechanics), 626 (Strength Development and Conditioning Programs), and 636 (Nutrition

for Health and Physical Performance) [6 hours]

Electives selected from Health Studies and Kinesiology courses. May include up to 6 hours of courses in a related field as approved by advisor. [12 hours]

 

 

Health Promotion Concentration

 

THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-three (33) hours in an approved combination of courses that include: 

Health Studies 601 (Statistics in Health Studies) [3hrs]

Health Studies 606 (Introduction to Research) [3hrs]

Health Studies 608 (Introduction to Public Health) [3 hrs] 

Health Studies 610 (Health Education Curriculum and Instruction) [3hrs]

Health Studies 613 (Health Disparities) [3 hrs]

Health Studies 615 (Health Communication) [3 hrs]

Health Studies 637 (Epidemiology) [3hrs]

Health Studies 638 (Program Planning and Evaluation) [3hrs]

Health Studies 775 (Writing for Publication in Health and Kinesiology) [3hrs]

Health Studies 770 (Thesis) [6hrs]

 

NON-THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-six (36) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:  

Health Studies 601 (Statistics in Health Studies) [3hrs]

Health Studies 606 (Introduction to Research) [3hrs]

Health Studies 608 (Introduction to Public Health) [3 hrs] 

Health Studies 610 (Health Education Curriculum and Instruction) [3hrs]

Health Studies 613 (Health Disparities) [3 hrs]

Health Studies 615 (Health Communication) [3 hrs]

Health Studies 637 (Epidemiology) [3hrs]

Health Studies 638 (Program Planning and Evaluation) [3hrs]

Electives selected from Health Studies and Kinesiology courses. May include up to 6 hours of courses in a related field as approved by advisor. [12 hours]

 

 

Sport Management Concentration

 

THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-three (33) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 693 (Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 695 (Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 696 (Managing Events and Facilities in Sport and Fitness) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 697 (Financial Management in Sport) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 698 (Sport Administration) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 710 (Internship) [3 hrs]

Health Studies 775 (Writing for Publication in Health and Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 770 (Thesis) [6 hours]

 

NON-THESIS PROGRAM—Complete thirty-six (36) hours in an approved combination of courses that include:

Kinesiology 601 (Statistics in Kinesiology) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 606 (Introduction to Research) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 693 (Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 695 (Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness) [3hrs]

Kinesiology 696 (Managing Events and Facilities in Sport and Fitness) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 697 (Financial Management in Sport) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 698 (Sport Administration) [3 hrs]

Kinesiology 710 (Internship) [3 hrs]

Electives selected from Health Studies and Kinesiology courses. May include up to 6 hours of courses in a related field as approved by advisor. [12 hours]