Graduate Academic Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Master of Science in Kinesiology Degree (MSK), Applied Sport Science Major
Students in applied sport science develop a scientific background in human performance through study in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control, and sport psychology.
A minimum of 35 credit hours is required for this program. The Master of Science in Kinesiology degree must include a minimum of 20 credits from the Department of Kinesiology. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) is required for graduation. A minimum grade of C– is required in each course. All electives for completing the degree must be approved by the advisor.
Complete each of the following courses (18 cr.):
- SPH-K 530 Mechanical Analysis of Human Performance (3 cr.)
- SPH-K 533 Advanced Theories of High Level Performance (3 cr.)
- SPH-K 535 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 cr.)
- SPH-M 525 Psychological Foundations of Exercise and Sport (3 cr.)
- SPH-Q 501 (Formerly: HPER-T 591) Introduction to Statistics in Public Health (3 cr.)
- SPH-X 505 Principles and Foundations of Public Health (3 cr.)
Complete one of the following courses (3 cr.):
- SPH-K 541 Nature and Basis of Motor Skill (3 cr.)
- SPH-K 542 Neuromuscular Control of Movement (3 cr.)
Complete graduate-level elective courses to reach the minimum 35 credits required for this degree program. (14 cr.)
- Consult your academic advisor to select graduate-level elective courses to complete the minimum 35 credits required for this degree program.
Students benefit from the latest human performance research and state-of-the-art laboratories.
The applied sport science program is designed for students interested in coaching at the high school/college level, and for students interested in the scientific aspects of sport and human performance.