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Master of Science in Kinesiology

Four options are under the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. The core courses for thesis/project students are KIN 696 and KIN 698. The core course for comprehensive examination students is KIN 696.

Option in Sports Medicine and Injury Studies

Requirements

1. Required courses (24 units):

  • KIN 540 Biomechanical Factors in Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300 or equivalent.
  • KIN 551 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 301 or equivalent and BIOL 207 or equivalent.
  • KIN 560 Health Related Problems in Sport (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 207 and KIN 301 or their equivalents and BIOL 207 and 208 or their equivalents.
  • KIN 561 Musculoskeletal Injuries in Sport (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 207 and KIN 300 or their equivalents and BIOL 208 or its equivalents.
  • KIN 562 Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301.
  • KIN 568 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 132, KIN 301 for the KIN Fitness option and the KIN Exercise Science option or BIOL 207 for the Nutrition and Dietetics option.
  • KIN 633 Seminar in Sport Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339 or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Select option A, B, or C (12 units):

  • A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units) plus six (6) units chosen from the following elective courses: KIN 541, KIN 552, KIN 553, KIN 565, KIN 566, KIN 573, KIN 577, or KIN 671.
  • B. Capstone: KIN 694 Capstone in Kinesiology (3 units) plus nine (9) units chosen from the following Elective Courses: KIN 541, KIN 552, KIN 553, KIN 565, KIN 566, KIN 573, KIN 577, or KIN 671.
  • C. Comprehensive Examination: Passing score in written and oral portions of Comprehensive Examination plus KIN 697 Directed Studies (3) and nine (9) units chosen from Elective Courses: KIN 541, KIN 552, KIN 553, KIN 565, KIN 566, KIN 573, KIN 577, or KIN 671.

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