MS Kinesiology

Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology (with online option)

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The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Program in Kinesiology prepares for a broad range of careers related to exercise, including: Coaching, Exercise Physiology, Corporate Wellness and Health Promotion, Personal Training or Wellness Coaching. This degree program is also appropriate for clinicians, such as physical therapists and athletic trainers, who want to further their understanding of the science related to their areas of practice.

The curriculum leading to the M.S.-Kinesiology Degree may be completed via traditional face-to-face classes, entirely online, or via a combination of face-to-face and online classes. The curriculum consists of 18 hours of required core courses, 12 hours of electives, and six hours of thesis or internship. Elective courses, which are typically but not necessarily chosen from courses offered by the Department of Health and Kinesiology, must be approved by the student's academic adviser.

The M.S.-Kinesiology Degree requires satisfactory completion of a comprehensive exam in the latter part of the student's program of study, or the completion of a thesis.

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Admission Requirements

Marketable Skills

Curriculum (36 semester credit hours)

Required core courses (18 hours):

  • HECC 5303 Research Design

  • HECC 5317 Biometric Methods (Statistics)

  • KINE 5307 Motor Learning

  • KINE 5313 Exercise Physiology I (Skeletal Muscle & Metabolism)

  • KINE 5315 Exercise Physiology II (Cardiorespiratory)

  • KINE 5335 Biomechanics

Elective courses (12 hours approved by adviser)

Thesis or Internship (6 hours):

  • HECC 5395 and HECC 5396: Thesis I & II


  • HECC 5397 and HECC 5398: Internship I & II