College of Health and Human Development

M.S., Kinesiology

The graduate program provides for advanced professional preparation
and for introduction to research in an area of specialization.
A. Department Requirements
In addition to University requirements, the Department of Kinesiology
1. GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 units of undergraduate work (with a 3.0
GPA preferred).
2. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with
scores submitted as part of the application (i.e., prior to admission).
3. Submission of the following, addressed to the Department’s
Graduate Coordinator:
a. 3 letters of recommendation
b. Statement of intent discussing the applicant’s interests and
goals as they relate to a Graduate Degree in Kinesiology.
B. Admission to Classified Status
Students must be admitted to Classified status prior to completion of
more than 12 units of graduate course work. Admission to Classified
graduate status in the Program requires:
1. Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology or a related field, or completion
of Department course prerequisite requirements. In satisfying
the course prerequisite requirements, each course must be completed
with a grade of “B” or higher.
2. Passing score (8 or above) on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency
3. For students with overall undergraduate GPA below 3.0, a score at
or above the 50th percentile on at least 1 of the 3 sections of the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
4. Submission of Request for Classification form approved by the
Department Graduate Coordinator.
In addition to maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in all
courses taken toward the Master’s Degree, students must complete KIN
605 (Research Methods and Design) and either KIN 610 (Quantitative
Analysis of Research in Kinesiology) or KIN 612 (Qualitative Research
Design) with a grade of “B” or higher in each.
1. Required Courses (18 units)
KIN 605 Research Methods and Design (3)
Select 1 of the following:
KIN 610 Quantitative Analysis of Research in
Kinesiology (3)
KIN 612 Qualitative Research Design (3)
Select 2 courses from the following with approval of advisor:
KIN 603 Seminar in Pedagogy of Kinesiology (3)
KIN 606 Seminar in Social Psychology of Sport (3)
KIN 607 Seminar in Sport History (3)
KIN 619 Seminar in Dance Science (3)
KIN 645 Seminar in Biomechanics (3)
KIN 646 Seminar in Exercise Physiology (3)
KIN 647 Seminar in Adapted Physical Activity (3)
KIN 679 Seminar in Motor Behavior (3)
2. Thesis/Graduate Project:
KIN 698 Thesis or Graduate Project (6)
3. Electives (12units)
Select from the following with approval of an advisor or Thesis Chair:
400-level: KIN 407, 408, 409, 426, 427, 428, 429, 436, 437, 445,
446/L, 447/L, 448/L, 449, 451/L, 456, 476, 479, 496SP or 498A-Z
500-level: KIN 503, 520, 526/L, 547, 560, 566, 575/L or 579
600-level: KIN 600, 602, 603, 606, 607, 618, 626, 642, 645, 646,
647, 652, 654, 656, 679, 695A-Z, 696 A-C or 699A-C
Note: Of the total 30 units required for the Degree, at least 21 must be in
500- or 600-level courses.

Total units Required for the M.S. Degree 30