Master of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology)

Website: https://twu.edu/kinesiology/graduate-programs/exercise-physiology/

Graduate courses in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology are designed to provide qualified individuals with the opportunity to pursue advanced study beyond the baccalaureate level. Biomechanics, exercise physiology, biochemistry, and motor behavior/pedagogy laboratories have been dedicated specifically to teaching and research. 

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Accurately apply knowledge to the betterment of the field of Kinesiology.
  2. ​Assess needs in the Kinesiology field and recommend appropriate solutions.

Admissions

All students must meet the University requirements as outlined in the Admission to the TWU Graduate School section of the catalog.

This academic program may have additional admission criteria that must also be completed as outlined on the program's website.

Degree Requirements

Prerequisites

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Three hours of upper-level Exercise Science

Prerequisite courses may be taken during the program but will not be counted toward the degree.

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

Thesis Option: 30-36 semester credit hours (SCH).

Coursework Option: 36 semester credit hours (SCH).

Thesis Option (30 SCH)

Kinesiology Core
KINS 5023Methods of Research3
KINS 5033Applied Statistical Principles3
Excercise Physiology Emphasis
KINS 5553Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KINS 5573Graded Exercise Testing3
KINS 5593Environmental Exercise Physiology3
KINS 5613Cardiovascular Response to Exercise3
KINS 5683Exercise Evaluation and Prescription3
Electives
Choose 3 SCH in consultation with advisor3
Sport Psychology
Sport Conditioning and Nutrition
Physiological Responses During Alternative Modes of Exercise
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Hormonal Responses during Exercise
Applied Techniques in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
Research in Kinesiology
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Independent Study
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness
Neuromuscular Physiology
Human Motor Control
Motor Learning and Performance
Human Nutrition in Disease
Nutrition and Gerontology
Nutrition and Women's Health
Advanced Preventive Nutrition
Nutrition and Exercise
Other options are available – consult your advisor or the Graduate Coordinator
Culminating Experience
KINS 5983Thesis3
KINS 5993Thesis3
Total SCHs30

Coursework Option (36 SCH)

Kinesiology Core
KINS 5023Methods of Research3
KINS 5033Applied Statistical Principles3
Exercise Physiology Emphasis
KINS 5553Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KINS 5573Graded Exercise Testing3
KINS 5593Environmental Exercise Physiology3
KINS 5613Cardiovascular Response to Exercise3
KINS 5683Exercise Evaluation and Prescription3
Electives
Choose 12 SCH in consultation with advisor12
Sport Psychology
Sport Conditioning and Nutrition
Physiological Responses During Alternative Modes of Exercise
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Hormonal Responses during Exercise
Applied Techniques in Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology
Research in Kinesiology
APA II: Disability Sport and Fitness
Independent Study
APA I: Disability Sport and Fitness
Neuromuscular Physiology
Human Motor Control
Motor Learning and Performance
Human Nutrition in Disease
Nutrition and Gerontology
Nutrition and Women's Health
Advanced Preventive Nutrition
Nutrition and Exercise
Other options are available – consult your advisor or the Graduate Coordinator
Culminating Experience
KINS 5123Professional Affiliation3
Certification Exam
Total SCHs36