The master’s program is named Kinesiology to emphasize a lifespan perspective of the study of human movement. The core of courses in Kinesiology is flexible in order to accommodate a variety of interests and needs. Students may also take advantage of the program’s flexibility to create a more eclectic program that samples systematically from the rich variety of courses available for graduate study. All students in Kinesiology complete either a project or a thesis. The courses in the program are planned on a two year rotation for two years of study; however, it is possible to graduate within three semesters of study. Based graduate faculty’s research expertise, areas of study include:

  • biomechanics 
  • exercise physiology
  • exercise psychology 
  • motor development 
  • motor learning/control 
  • physical education teacher education
  • sport psychology

This specialization is planned for two years of study. The minimum credit hours for graduation vary between Plan I and Plan II. For Plan I - Thesis Research option is 32 hours. For Plan II - Master’s Project  the minimum is 33 credit hours.

Specialization Credit Requirements

An emphasis in a particular cognate (e.g., physical education, exercise science, motor performance, or sport psychology) is developed with your academic advisor. You will work closely with your advisor in selecting courses and deciding whether to complete a thesis or master's project.

Kinesiology Check Sheet

Faculty with Expertise in Kinesiology