2022-23 Graduate Catalog


The mission of the graduate program in kinesiology is to provide students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement. Students are able to specialize in one of the sub-disciplines within kinesiology; however, the departmental core curriculum also gives students a cross-disciplinary exposure to the study of human movement. Along with classroom studies, involvement in original laboratory research constitutes a major means by which students gain a broad understanding of their specialty area. At the completion of the master's degree students should be able to:

  • Provide strategies for solving both practical problems and research questions within the disciplines; and

  • Integrate movement-based principles into a variety of activities taking place in laboratory, educational, clinical and athletic settings.

Prerequisites include a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a 24-hour concentration in kinesiology or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Academic Warning and GPA Requirements

Kinesiology graduate students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. A graduate student who achieves a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 at any point in their program will be placed on academic warning. A student can be removed from that status by achieving a 3.0 cumulative average by the end of the next nine hours of enrollment. Failure to resolve academic warning will result in dismissal. No student is allowed to graduate with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA. All grades are included in the computation of the GPA, but no more than six hours of a minimum of a "C" or "C+" may be utilized in satisfying degree requirements