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Graduate courses in Kinesiology are offered toward the Master of Science in Education in Kinesiology.  Students have two concentrations of study:

  • Sport Studies (Sport Management, Social Psychology of Sport)
  • Exercise Science (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior)

Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.D) in Kinesiology

Admission

An undergraduate degree in Kinesiology is not required for admission into the graduate program. An individual program in Exercise Science or Sport Studies will be developed for the student. Completed applications are reviewed as they are received. Up to but not exceeding 12 credit hours of B grade or higher transfer credits will be considered by the program for application to the course work requirement and, for advisement purposes, should be considered during the first semester in the program.

  1. Admission to the Graduate School, which requires a 2.70/4.00 for the last 60 credit hours of coursework.
  2. Three completed “Request for Recommendation” forms provided by the Graduate School.
  3. A review of the application by the appropriate faculty and a willingness of a faculty member to serve as the program advisor for the applicant.
  4. This program requires a nonrefundable $65 application fee that must be submitted with the online application for Admission to Graduate Study in Kinesiology. Applicants must pay this fee by credit card.

Requirements

All students are required to take KIN 500 (Techniques of Research) and a graduate class in statistical procedures. Additional requirements for the degree are specific to the respective areas of either Exercise Science or Sport Studies. All students not doing a thesis or other culminating projects must pass a comprehensive examination which may be taken after the major portion of the course work has been completed. If the research project option is selected, submission of the completed Research Project must comply with the rules of the Graduate School. If the thesis option is selected, submission of the thesis will be electronic and must comply with the rules of the Graduate School.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to students in a degree program. The Graduate Teaching Assistantships are for instruction in the undergraduate program and are available to applicants who have appropriate qualifications relevant to the teaching area. Applications may be obtained from the Director of the School of Human Sciences and they are reviewed by a committee independently of the admissions process. In order to hold a graduate assistantship, a student must be registered as a full time student (eight credit hours, fall/spring; three credit hours, summer) during the semester of appointment.         

Sport Studies Concentration (37 credit hours)

Requires a minimum of 31 hours of credit plus one of the following six-hour options:

  • Thesis - KIN 599, 6 credit hours
  • Research Project - KIN 592, 3 credit hours -AND- Additional Class, 3 credit hours
  • Professional Development Project - KIN 594, 3 credit hours - AND- Additional Class, 3 credit hours
  • Internship - KIN 555, 6 credit hours

The following are required courses in Sport Studies: KIN 501, KIN 504, KIN 513, KIN 550, or approved substitutes that are 500-level coursework.

Exercise Science Concentration (37 Credit Hours)

Requires a minimum of 31 hours of credit plus one of the following six-hour options:

  • Thesis - KIN 599, 6 credit hours
  • Research Project - KIN 592, 3 credit hours -AND- Additional Class, 3 credit hours

The following are required courses in Exercise Science: KIN 511, KIN 520, KIN 525, KIN 530, or approved substitutes that are 500-level coursework.