Kinesiology

M.S.

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Faculty: Associate Professor Delmonico, Director of Graduate Studies. Professors Blissmer, Lamont, and Riebe; Associate Professors Delmonico, Kusz,and Xu; Assistant Professors Beck, Clapham, Fournier, Greaney, and Hatfield; Professor Emeriti Bloomquist, and Manfedi .

Specializations

Exercise Science; Cultural Studies of Sport and Physical Culture; Psychosocial /Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity.

Master of Science

Admission requirements: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with bachelors degree in physical education, exercise science, kinesiology, or related discipline. An applicant with a degree in an unrelated field who possesses a strong emphasis in kinesiology may be considered. Completed application packages should be completed online, and must be received by April 15 for September admission or October 15 for January admission. Applications received after April 15 but before July 15 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Students who are interested in a graduate assistantship starting in the fall semester must be admitted by April 1 for consideration.

Program requirements: 32 credits, including 11 credits in core courses and six (nonthesis option) to nine (thesis option) of research requirements. The required core courses are KIN 501 (must be repeated twice), 508, 578, and 515 or 562. The required research courses are KIN 530 and 599 (thesis option) or 591 (nonthesis option). Required courses for exercise science include selecting nine to 12 credits from KIN 559, 563, 564, 565, 524, 531, and 592, plus up to six credits of electives. Required courses for cultural studies of sport and physical culture include KIN 478 and 465, plus six to nine credits of electives. Required courses for psychosocial/behavioral aspects of physical activity include KIN 563 and 581, plus six to nine credits of electives.