2020-21 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. All applicants are required to take the GRE.

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