Master of Science in Kinesiology

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

30-36 semester credit hours

Required Courses

6 semester credit hours


An area of emphasis must be selected. Number of semester credit hours varies according to program of study.


Optional, 6 semester credit hours

Final Examination

Oral defense evaluated by the thesis, professional paper, or culminating experience committee. May be repeated at the discretion of the committee.

Master of Science in Kinesiology Program of Study (30-36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
KINS 5023Methods of Research3
KINS 5033Applied Statistical Principles3
Emphasis Area18-24
Select 18-24 semester credit hours from the following (depending on emphasis area):
Professional Internship in Sport Management
Professional Affiliation
Theory of Coaching
Sport Injury Prevention and First Aid
Organization and Administration for Effective Team Management
Sport Psychology
Sport Conditioning and Nutrition
Technical Skills Analysis
Coaching Tactical Skills
The Sport Industry
Governance, Policy Development, and Ethics in Sport
Sport Promotion and Publicity
Sport for Development
Financing the Sport Enterprise
Legal Issues in Sport
Sport Media and Stakeholder Relations
Sport Sales, Sponsorship, and Fundraising
Physiological Responses During Alternative Modes of Exercise
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Graded Exercise Testing
Hormonal Responses during Exercise
Environmental Exercise Physiology
Growth and Perceptual Motor Development for Individuals with Low Incidence Disabilities
Cardiovascular Response to Exercise
Exercise Evaluation and Prescription
Applied Techniques in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
Sport in American Society
Pedagogy I: Behavior Management in APE Environments
Research in Kinesiology
Pedagogy III: APA and the APENS Theory to Practice
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
Pedagogy II: Instructional Strategies in APE Environments
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Special Topics
Independent Study
Independent Study
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness Populations
Culminating Experience3-6
Select 3-6 semester credit hours from the following:
Professional Affiliation
Special Topics
Professional Paper and Project