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Program Specific Requirements

For a 30-hour program, a maximum of 6-hours of coursework can be transferred from another institution, or applied to the graduate program from an area of study outside of Kinesiology. For a 36-hour program, a maximum number of 12-hours can be transferred from another institution, or applied from disciplines outside of Kinesiology. For any of the graduate degree options, only one independent study (KIN 577), and a maximum of two pre-approved 400-level offerings, may be applied toward the coursework. Consult the undergraduate catalog for course descriptions. All coursework falling under one of these considerations must have the approval of the Chair of the Health and Kinesiology Graduate Committee. Application of workshops (KIN 599) is limited to 6-hours for a 36-hour degree plan, and 3-hours for a 30-hour program.


All graduate students must complete the following core classes:

KIN 562
Legal Issues in Sport 3 SCH
KIN 563
Leadership in Health Promotion and Sport Management 3 SCH
KIN 574
Research Methods (within the first 12 hours) 3 SCH
KIN 575
Statistical Design in Health and Kinesiology 3 SCH


At the conclusion of the program, all students are required to pass a comprehensive written examination covering all coursework, exclusive of the thesis if applicable. Those selecting the thesis option are also required to successfully complete an oral defense of that research study. The comprehensive examination can be taken when the student is within his/her final 6-hours of coursework, and must be completed at least three-weeks prior to the graduation date. Students must be enrolled during the semester in which the comprehensive examinations are taken.


The oral defense must be completed at least four-weeks prior to graduation to allow sufficient time for review of the thesis by various administrative offices. Students should consult the calendar that appears at the beginning of the Graduate Catalog for the specific date the manuscript must be submitted to the Dean’s office.



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