Note: as of catalog publication in April, the program described below has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for consideration as a new degree program.  The university cannot accept applications or enroll students in this program until SCHEV approval has been granted.

The mission of the Master of Science in Kinesiology is to provide students with a strong understanding of foundational knowledge in the field of kinesiology and the ability to apply current evidence in a professional setting. Students will be prepared with the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes to improve the health and performance of individuals across the lifespan. The program focuses on the role of physical activity in the promotion of health, fitness and quality of life. Throughout the curriculum students will be provided a science-based approach toward the fields of exercise science, sports medicine, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sports performance and strength and conditioning. Upon graduation students will be prepared to disseminate foundational knowledge and current evidence.

Note: as of catalog publication in April, the program described below has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for consideration as a new degree program.  The university cannot accept applications or enroll students in this program until SCHEV approval has been granted.

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Banner Code: E1-MS-KNES

Note: as of catalog publication in April, the program described below has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for consideration as a new degree program.  The university cannot accept applications or enroll students in this program until SCHEV approval has been granted.

Degree Requirements 

Total credits: 36

Core Coursework

KINE 600Scientific Foundation of Applied Kinesiology3
KINE 601Advanced Exercise Physiology3
KINE 602Movement and Fitness Assessment3
KINE 605Research Methods for Applied Kinesiology3
KINE 615Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation3
KINE 798Directed Inquiry3
or KINE 799 Thesis
Total Credits18

Electives

Select 18 credits from the following: 118
Special Topics
Independent Study
Exercise Psychology
Advanced Applied Biomechanics
Motor Learning and Control
Advanced Exercise Nutrition
Exercise Programming: Movement Selection and Progression
Data Analytics in Kinesiology
Advanced Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Corrective and Preventative Exercise Techniques
Total Credits18