General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required to Earn the Degree: 30
|College Core Course|
|HRPR 5001||Current and Emerging Issues in Public Health and Health Professions||0|
|KINS 5311||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|KINS 9201||Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 9203||Appl Ex Physio-Neuromusc||3|
|KINS 9901||Research Methods in Kinesiology||3|
|Intermediate Statistics course||3|
|Select three courses from the following:|
|Genomics in Medicine|
|Biomechanical Skeletal Tissue|
|Exercise and Nutrient Metabolism|
|Exercise and Aging|
|Cellular Adapt to Exer|
Other KINS electives or graduate courses in other departments 1
|Culminating Experience Courses 2||6|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
Electives may be taken to tailor graduate coursework to the interests and skills of the student. Approval of the faculty advisor is required to select an elective course.
Students choose from among three options to complete the degree: a thesis, a master's research project, or a clinical practicum. Each option requires the completion of 6 credits, as explained in the section below.
The thesis is designed to demonstrate the student's ability to collect data and present results in a scholarly manner. KINS 9995 Master's Research in Kinesiology is taken for 3 credits, as is KINS 9996 Master's Thesis in Kinesiology. Students schedule a defense with their three-person committee after the thesis advisor has approved the thesis as ready for defense. Overall evaluation is pass/fail, with recommendations for improvements of the thesis offered as a result of faculty review and discussion at the thesis defense.
Master's Research Project Option:
The master's research project option is a mentored research experience that may result in a publication or a summary document of the research experience. Taken for 3 credits, KINS 9995 Master's Research in Kinesiology is designed to offer flexibility for students who wish to be actively involved with research, but do not want to engage in research at the level expected for a thesis. Evaluation of the project is by a two-person committee as pass/fail. To earn the 3 other required credits, students in the master's research project option take an additional elective.
Clinical Practicum Option:
KINS 9785 Internship in Kinesiology is a 300-hour (6 credits) supervised applied experience. The clinical practicum offers students the opportunity to engage in more applied work. Evaluation of the experience is by the major professor, based on a submitted portfolio of materials completed during the experience.