Jun 26, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Concurrent B.S. Integrative Physiology/M.S. Kinesiology

The combined BS Integrative Physiology/MS Kinesiology program will provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology (BSI.P.) and a Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology in 5 years, a shorter time than typically required to earn the bachelor’s degree plus MS if both degrees are pursued separately. This program has theses and coursework formats.

The application process is the same as for the traditional MS degree except that completion of the BS Integrative Physiology degree is not required. The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program:

  • The student must be seeking the bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology from the Department of Kinesiology.
  • The student must have completed 75-90 credit hours toward the BS degree.
  • The student must have completed the Kinesiology undergraduate core (KIN 220, KIN 310, KIN 335, KIN 336, and KIN 345) 
  • 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 MS KIN degree may be counted toward the bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology. 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 undergraduate degree requirements with the exception of 9 credit hours taken at the 600 or 700 level that satisfy the undergraduate and graduate program.  
  • 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 Master’s Thesis (KIN 899).

Once an individual is admitted to the concurrent BS Integrative Physiology/MS 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.

Required Courses: (6 credit hours)

Additional Courses if completing the Thesis Option: (24 credit hours):

  • Other courses and electives Credits: 18
  • Thesis Credits: 6

Additional Courses if completing the Non-Thesis Option (30 credit hours):

  • Other courses and electives Credits: 30