Master of Science in Kinesiology


The Master of Science in Kinesiology is a 30 credit hour program designed as a comprehensive study of the varied aspects of human movement. Movement across the lifespan is observed and studied from mechanical, physiological, psychological, administrative, behavioral, instructional, and professional points of view.


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The following required courses, successfully completed, lead to a Master of Science in Kinesiology.

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KINE 5301 Current Trends and Issues in Sports and Exercise Settings
This course surveys current trends and issues in various sports and exercise settings. Emphases will be placed upon analyzing modern research and contemporary issues related to the preferred occupations of the students enrolled in the course. Discussing assigned topics, organizing and giving topical presentations, examining principles related to sports and exercise fields, and applying those principles to program planning, administration, and supervision will be emphasized.
KINE 5302 Sports Management and Marketing
This course will offer insight into the role of sports in the marketing world’s ongoing effort to connect with consumers. Students will be introduced to and become familiar with the terms and tools relevant to leadership in the sports industry, including an examination of the difference between the use of sports for marketing and the use of marketing in sports. The course will focus on five basic marketing concepts and their innovative application in the business of sports. In addition, the course will cover basic management techniques for a variety of leadership positions within Kinesiology careers.
KINE 5303 Coaching Behaviors and Sports Preparation
This course examines various aspects of sports preparation and coaching behavior. Emphases will be placed upon analyzing various coaching behaviors and styles, examining and discussing the ideal styles to use in diverse settings, and preparing workouts, practices, and game plans dependent upon those styles. The role of the sports or exercise coach as a leader and role model will also be heavily emphasized. Discussing assigned topics, organizing and giving topical presentations, examining principles related to sports and exercise fields, and applying those principles to program planning will be emphasized.
KINE 5304 Sports and Exercise Psychology
This course provides students with an in-depth view of theoretical and applied aspects of sport and exercise psychology. This course considers the many facets of sport and exercise psychology in review fashion, with special attention given to the use of this information by leaders in sports and exercise settings. The course will also include a focus upon both historical and contemporary developments throughout those applied settings.
KINE 5305 Principles of Advanced Human Performance
This course will explore the principles necessary to design, implement, and administrate a safe and effective strength and conditioning program. The course will address the exercise goals of clients in a variety of settings, including those with goals towards individual sports, team sports, and personal wellness. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have at minimum basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology before taking this course.
KINE 5307 Measurement and Evaluation
This course is designed to give the student knowledge of essential principles of measurement and evaluation in Kinesiology. Experiences are provided to help the student understand basic concepts relating to classification of data, samples and populations, hypothesis testing, and probability statements. Appropriate statistical measures and research methods will be included, as well as related computer assisted technology.
KINE 5308 Sports and Exercise Leadership
This course examines leadership in a variety of sport and exercise settings. Emphases will be placed upon specific settings based upon those enrolled in the course. Exploring the various factors in applied leadership and the discussion of ethical implications are among the most-important objectives. Discussing assigned topics, organizing and giving topical presentations, examining principles related to sports and exercise fields, and applying those principles to program planning will be emphasized.
KINE 5309 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
This course will offer insight into the role of sport nutrition and performance related nutrition education. Students will be introduced to and become familiar with the terms and tools relevant to nutrition, including an examination of nutrition for aerobic and anaerobic sports. The course will focus on basic nutrition concepts and the application of nutrition planning for performance enhancement. In addition, the course will cover case studies for team nutrition implementation.
KINE 5310 Motor Learning and Control
This course develops an understanding of the cognitive, behavioral, neurophysiological and biomechanical approaches to motor skill learning. Areas of study include feedback manipulation, motor programming, dynamic systems theory, generalizability of schema, and compatibility analysis. Particular attention is given to the mechanisms underlying skill acquisition and the role of practice and feedback on performance.
KINE 5312 Research Methods
This course introduces students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. Students will gain an overview of research intent and design, methodology and technique, format and presentation, and data management and analysis informed by commonly used statistical and qualitative methods.
12 Month Master of Science in Kinesiology Course Schedule

Summer II (June)

Summer III (July)

Fall

Spring

Summer I (May)

KINE 5301

KINE 5307

KINE 5302

KINE 5303

KINE 5305

KINE 5308

KINE 5304

KINE 5312

KINE 5309

KINE 5310