Jan 26, 2020  
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Kinesiology, Behavioral and Preventive Medicine Emphasis, M.S.


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Requirements for admission are a 2.75 overall GPA or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study. Students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology are encouraged to have a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in kinesiology. Students with degrees in related fields may apply, but may be required to take leveling courses as determined by the graduate program coordinator.

A major in kinesiology requires 30 semester hours in the thesis program and 36 semester hours in the non-thesis program. Graduate students who intend to continue beyond the master’s degree are encouraged to elect the thesis program. All students entering the graduate program must take a common 12-hour core with the option to select from two emphasis tracks (human performance studies, and behavioral and preventive medicine).

Behavioral and Preventive Medicine Emphasis:


Select 12 hours from the following suggested courses.

Thesis Option


Students selecting the thesis option will complete the 12-hour core, a 12-hour emphasis track, and KIN 589 - Thesis Research  and KIN 590 - Thesis Writing  for a 30-hour program.

Non-Thesis Option


Students selecting the non-thesis option will complete the 12-hour core, a 12-hour emphasis track and 12 hours of approved electives, or a 12-hour minor for a 36-hour program.

In addition to the major program, the department also offers a minor program in kinesiology. The minor consists of nine to 15 semester hours.

A final comprehensive examination is required of all non-thesis master’s degree candidates who are majoring in kinesiology. Students with minors in other departments will be subject to policies and regulations of those departments for a portion of their comprehensive examination. The examination may not be attempted more than two times. The second examination may not be scheduled during the same semester as the first examination. Students must be enrolled during the semester comprehensive exams are taken. Graduate students need to be aware of the policies and procedures in this graduate bulletin.

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