Concurrent M.S./B.S. in Kinesiology
Kinesiology is the study of human movement across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and work. Course work integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives to study human movement. Kinesiology promotes an understanding of the necessity of movement activities for physical and psychological health.
The goal of the program is to produce graduates with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of kinesiology and a broad set of professional skills. The curriculum will include both coursework and laboratory research experience. Graduates will be well-equipped either to seek applied professional positions or pursue advanced degrees. The advantages of the combined degree to students seeking private sector employment will be entry level positions with higher-level responsibilities, higher pay, and opportunities for more rapid advancement. The rigorous training and combined BS/MS will offer a competitive advantage in the admissions process to students interested in pursuing doctoral (PhD), professional (MD, PT, PA, MPH, Chiropractic) or combined (MD/PhD) degrees.
Students may apply for the concurrent B.S./M.S. program from the second semester of the sophomore year through the second semester of the junior year (when they have accumulated 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S degree. Students may apply during the senior year with special permission from the chair of the Kinesiology Department and/or the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology.
*Students must have completed the Kinesiology core courses (KIN 220, 310, 335, 336, 345, 346).
*Minimum standards for regular admission and for retention in the program require a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and a G.P.A. of 3.0 in required courses.
*Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study.