The Kinesiology graduate program offers a research degree with the primary goal of providing students with a high level of competence in human movement research.  The completion of the MS degree in Kinesiology requires 36 credit hours of course work that focuses on core competencies of human movement and basic science research. All students will enroll in academic core coursework and professional development:
  • Professional Development (6 hours)
    • Research Methods in Kinesiology
    • Graduate Statistics
  • Academic Core (9 hours)
    • Advanced Biomechanics
    • Advances Motor Behavior
    • Physiology of Exercise
  • Academic Specialization (9-12 hours)
    • Courses that emphasize specific concentrations
  • Resource Area
    • Courses in related areas determined by student preparations/goals and under the supervision of faculty mentor

Sample Degree Plans

For sample degree plans for the respective concentration areas, see below. Course offerings subject to change.

Year 1

Fall Semester

KINE 60103 – Research Methods

KINE 60613 – Exercise Physiology

KINE 60633 – Lab Techniques

Spring Semester

KINE 60213 – Advanced Biomechanics

KINE 60733 – Special Problems – AdvancedMuscle Physiology

KINE 70980 – Thesis I

Year 2

Fall Semester

KINE 70970 – Special Problems – Stats

KINE 60683 – Obesity

KINE 70990 – Thesis II

Spring Semester

KINE 60423 – Advanced Motor Behavior

KINE 60623 – Cardiopulmonary Physiology

KINE 50970 – Special Topics

Year 1

Fall Semester

KINE 60103 – Research Methods

KINE 60613 – Exercise Physiology

KINE 60683 – Obesity

Spring Semester

KINE 60213 – Advanced Biomechanics

KINE 60733 – Applied Sport Psychology

KINE 60673 – Nutrition, Phys. Act. & Disease

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

KINE 70970 – Special Problems – Stats

KINE 60203 – Advanced Motor Development

KINE 70980 – Thesis I

Spring Semester

KINE 60423 – Advanced Motor Behavior

KINE 60734 – Exercise Psychology

KINE 70990 – Thesis II

Year 1

Fall Semester

KINE 60103 – Research Methods

KINE 60613 – Exercise Physiology

KINE 70970 – Special Problems Topics

Spring Semester

KINE 60213 – Advanced Biomechanics

KINE 70970 – Special Problems

PSYC 50403 – Advanced Neuroscience

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

KINE 70970 – Special Problems – Stats

KINE 60203 – Advanced Motor Development

KINE 70980 – Thesis I

Spring Semester

KINE 60423 – Advanced Motor Behavior

KINE 50970 – Advanced Muscle Physiology

KINE 70990 – Thesis II

Year 1

Fall Semester

KINE 60103 – Research Methods

KINE 60613 – Exercise Physiology

KINE 60683 – Obesity

 

Spring Semester

KINE 60213 – Advanced Biomechanics

KINE 60652 – Exercise Metabolism & Endocrinology

KINE 60623 – Cardiopulmonary Physiology

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

KINE 70970 – Special Problems – Stats

KINE 60633 – Lab Techniques

KINE 70980 – Thesis I

Spring Semester

KINE 60423 – Advanced Motor Behavior

KINE 60673 – Nutrition, Phys. Act. & Disease

KINE 70990 – Thesis II

Year 1

Fall Semester

KINE 60103 – Research Methods

KINE 60613 – Exercise Physiology

BIOL 60403 – Mammalian Physiology

 

Spring Semester

KINE 60213 – Advanced Biomechanics

KINE 60713 – Sport Psychology

KINE 60623 – Cardiopulmonary Physiology

 

Year 2

Fall Semester

KINE 70970 – Special Problems – Stats

KINE 60633 – Lab Techniques

KINE 70980 – Thesis I

Spring Semester

KINE 60423 – Advanced Motor Behavior

KINE 50970 – Advanced Muscle Physiology

KINE 70990 – Thesis II

Previous MS Thesis Titles

See below for recent MS theses titles from our graduates.

Nicole Bell: Vitamin D and Markers of the Female Athlete Triad as Predictors of Bone Mineral Density

Anna Breyfogle: Creativity in Play: Observations of Elementary School Recess in Grades K & 1

Maria Cardenas: The Effects of a Combined Exercise Training Program on TH17 Cells in Obese Post-Menopausal Women

Kyla Collins: Measuring and Assessing Postural Control Among Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Courtney Folkes: The Impact of Social Support and Mental Toughness During a Military Transition to Civilian Life

Katie Gregg:  The impact of neurofeedback on the executive attention network in athletic populations

Kelci Besand Hannan: Reliability of Segment Coordination Variability During Double Leg Squats

Tyler Pazik: The Influence of Anxiety on Mental Toughness in College Baseball & Softball Players

Collin Pursley: An Exploratory Study of Mood States and Transient Emotions in Amateur Dressage Riders

Phillip Wadle:  Quality of Life and Stress in Active and Sedentary University Males

Sarah Bailey: The Effect of Prior Aerobic Exercise on Endothelial Function Following a High-Sugar Meal in Post-menopausal Women

Angela Baleztena:  Baseline Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening in Athletes with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Melissa Brennan:  Employing Expectancy Theory to Predict the Quality of the Coach-Athlete Relationship (not finished w/edits, per DR)

David Farbo:  Creating Healthier Kids On Step at a Time: An Exploratory Study Through LiiNK

April Long: Creating Healthier Kids On Step at a Time: An Exploratory Study Through LiiNK

Jason Stone:  The Kinematic Effects of Biofeedback: A Velocity-Based Training Approach

Michael Wood:  Exploring the Impact of Sleep on Mental Toughness Among Collegiate Women’s Soccer Players

Anthony Anzalone:  The Relationship Between Peripheral Biomarkers and Clinical Measures in Youth & Young Adult Athletes Following a Sports-Related Concussion

Laura Clark:  The LiiNK Project: Comparisons of recess, physical activity, and positive emotional states in grades K-2 aged children of two private schools

Adam Gloeckner: The Effects of Prior Aerobic Exercise on Lipids and Lipoprotein Particle Numbers Following a High-Sugar Meal in Post-Menopausal Women

Manall Jaffrey:  The Effect of a High-Protein Meal versus a High-Monounsaturated Fat meal on Postprandial Blood Lipid Concentrations in Normal Weight and Overweight/Obese Subjects

JD Mata: Cluster Sets:  The Biomechanics of Enhanced Power Output

Stephanie Turner: The Influence of ADHD on Clinical Measures and Recovery Following Sports-related Concussion in Pediatric Male and Female Athletes