Accelerated BS to MS Degree in Kinesiology
The Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's (ABM) Degree Program offers the opportunity for outstanding students to earn the bachelor's and master's degrees in Kinesiology in an accelerated time frame. The ABM degree program in Kinesiology prepares for a broad range of careers in exercise, physical education, coaching or sport related settings, or provides the foundation for subsequent doctoral study in Exercise Science, Physical Education and/or Kinesiology.
Program Description and Minimum Requirements:
- Students may apply for the Accelerated BS to MS Degree in Kinesiology only after completing both the Undergraduate Core and Departmental Lower Division Requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Upon completion of the Undergraduate Core and Departmental Lower Division Requirements, students must submit an application package to the Chair of the Department that includes:
- Official transcripts to verify completion of Undergraduate Core and Departmental Lower Division Requirements with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
- Letter of intent explaining why he/she is interested in the program
- A signed student contract indicating the understanding of the Accelerated BS to MS Degree in Kinesiology program
- An updated degree plan, which outlines all requirements for the BS and MS degree completion.
- Students may not enroll in graduate courses until they have 1) been admitted to the Accelerated BS to MS Degree in Kinesiology program; and 2) completed the Kinesiology Core Requirements (30 semester hours, excluding only the Internship (Capstone Research Project) with a GPA of at least 3.5.
- The Accelerated BS to MS Degree in Kinesiology program students will apply 15 graduate hours to the baccalaureate degree. Only the courses outlined on the degree plan will be utilized for this program:
- KINE 5303: Research Design
- HECC 5317: Biometric Methods
- One Graduate Prescribed Elective
- The bachelor's degree will be awarded following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, and will include the 15 hours of graduate coursework above.