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Course Requirements

There are two concentrations available for students pursuing their Master of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise and Sport Science or Health Promotion, Recreation and Sport Management. Both concentrations have a thesis track and a non-thesis track, both of which require 36 credit hours.

Thesis Track:

  • 12 hours of graduate core courses
  • 9 hours in concentration area
  • 9 hours guided electives
  • 6 hours thesis

Non-Thesis Track:

  • 12 hours of graduate core courses
  • 9 hours in concentration area
  • 6 hours guided electives
  • 9 hours of research-related Special Projects (i.e., KNES 597 or KNES 598; 3 hours) and an Internship (KNES 600 3 - 9 hours). Students in the Health Promotion, Recreation, and Sports Management concentration may elect to take the internship for up to nine hours.

Exercise and Sport Science Concentration

Concentration courses cover bioenergetics, muscle physiology, biomechanics, and a range of electives to choose from. 

Health Promotion, Recreation & Sport Management Concentration

Concentration courses include psychology and program planning for health and fitness professionals, management in kinesiology, and other guided electives.