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  Dec 11, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Concurrent B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology


The combined B.S./M.S. program will provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science
and a Master of Science in Kinesiology  in 5 years, a shorter time than typically required to earn a B.S. plus M.S. if both degrees are pursued separately. This program had theses and coursework formats.

The application process is the same as for the traditional M.S. degree except that completion if the B.S. degree is not required. The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program:

  • The student must be seeking a B.S. degree from the Department of Kinesiology.
  • The student must have completed 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S. degree.
  • The student must have completed the Kinesiology undergraduate core (KIN 220, KIN 310, KIN 335, KIN 336, KIN 345, and KIN 346).
  • The student’s cumulative undergraduate GPA must be at least 3.0.

Since there is some overlap between undergraduate and graduate study, some graduate courses will satisfy the degree requirements of the undergraduate degree. A maximum of 9 graduate credit hours from the M.S. KIN degree can be counted toward the B.S. KIN degree. Some additional conditions are:

  • The student must complete 30 (thesis) or 36 (coursework) graduate credit hours with a graduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • The student must complete all B.S. KIN undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.
  • At least 18 of the graduate credit hours on the Graduate Program of Study must be in classes at the 700 level or above.
  • A student pursuing a thesis format must complete at least 6 credit hours of Masters Thesis (KIN 899).

Once an individual is admitted to the concurrent B.S./M.S. KIN degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies and procedures for graduate degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc. The student’s supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is a statement of the student’s graduation requirements. The B.S. degree may be awarded at any time following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. Alternatively, the B.S. and M.S. degrees may be awarded concurrently.

Required course work (12 credit hours)


  • KIN 815 - Research Methods in Kinesiology Credits: 3
  • KIN 800 - Advanced Physiology of Exercise Credits: 3
  • KIN 830 - Advanced Public Health Physical Activity Credits: 3
  • PSYCH 802 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology Credits: 3
    or

Additional Courses if Completing the Thesis Option (18 credit hours):


  • Other courses and Electives Credits: 12
  • Thesis Credits: 6

Additional Courses if Completing the Non-Thesis Option (24 credit hours):


  • Other courses and Electives Credits: 24