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Course Requirements

There are three concentrations available for students pursuing their Master of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise and Sport Science, Recreation and Sport Management, or Public Health. All 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 & Sport Science Concentration

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

Recreation & Sport Management Concentration

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

Health Promotion and Wellness Concentration