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Master of Science in Education

Graduate courses in Kinesiology are offered toward the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Kinesiology.

Two study tracks are available:

  1. Sport Studies (with specializations in Sport Management, Social Psychology of Sport)
  2. Exercise Science (with specializations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior)

Options for Sport Studies Program (37 Hours)

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

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

Options for Exercise Science Program (37 Hours)

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

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

Criteria for Unconditional Admission

  1. Admission to the Graduate School which requires a requires a 2.70/4.00 for the last 60 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.

A 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 hours of B grade or higher transfer credits will be considered by the department for application to the course work requirement and, for advisement purposes, should be considered during the first semester in the program.

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 hours, fall/spring; three hours, summer) during the semester of appointment.