Kinesiology M.S.

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major or minor is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (4.0 scale)
  • A vitae or résumé that includes the following:

a) Work history,

b) Professional experiences,

c) Membership and participation in professional organizations,

d) Other experiences related to the academic program, and

e) Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

  • A personal statement of no more than 3 pages that includes a description of previous professional experiences and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Completion of the online application for the College of Graduate Studies
  • A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed

Provisional

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Completion of prerequisite coursework may be required if degree major or minor is not in psychology or kinesiology/exercise science
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75-2.99 (4.0 scale)
  • A vitae or résumé that includes the following:

a) Work history,

b) Professional experiences,

c) Membership and participation in professional organizations,

d) Other experiences related to the academic program, and

e) Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

  • A personal statement of no more than 3 pages that includes a description of previous professional experiences and accomplishments, career goals, and reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University
  • Submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Completion of the online application for the College of Graduate Studies
  • A phone, video-based, or in-person interview with the program director may be requested for some candidates after an initial review of submitted applications is completed

*Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program. 

Athletic Training

  1. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Graduation from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training program or a Certified Athletic Trainer
  3. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (this is a change from the 2.75 minimum)
  4. GRE scores within the past five years

Exercise Science

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. A degree in Exercise Science is preferred, but it is not required*.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  3. Graduate Record Examination scores less than five years old.
  4. A concise, 1-2 page, well-written personal statement that describes your professional goals.
  5. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

  • Work history
  • Professional experiences
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations
  • Other experiences related to the academic program
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references

Note: the admissions process is competitive and applicants that meet the requirements described above are not guaranteed admission.

* Prerequisite course work may be required of candidates that have not completed any exercise science courses. Contact the coordinator for the M.S. in Exercise Science program, for more information.

Physical Education Concentration

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale)*
  4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

a) Work history,

b) Professional experiences,

c) Membership and participation in professional organizations,

d) Other experiences related to the academic program, and

e) Contact information for a minimum of three references.

  1. A personal writing sample that includes a description of teaching experiences and accomplishments, reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University, and career goals for the next five years. The written sample should outline the strengths and experiences that the applicant would bring to the graduate program.
  2. A lesson plan and formal assessment designed for a K-12 setting in Physical Education. The applicant may choose any activity that is taught in the K-12 Physical Education curriculum.
  3. A phone, internet, or in-person interview with Physical Education graduate coordinator.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

Provisional

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale)*
  4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:

a) Work history,

b) Professional experiences,

c) Membership and participation in professional organizations,

d) Other experiences related to the academic program, and

e) Contact information for a minimum of three references.

  1. A personal writing sample that includes a description of teaching experiences and accomplishments, reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University, and career goals for the next five years. The written sample should outline the strengths and experiences that the applicant would bring to the graduate program.
  2. A lesson plan and formal assessment designed for a K-12 setting in Physical Education. The applicant may choose any activity that is taught in the K-12 Physical Education curriculum.
  3. A phone, internet, or in-person interview with Physical Education graduate coordinator.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

Coaching

  1. Completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Regular admission will be considered for students with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale) for the last 60 credit hours of their undergraduate degree.  .
  3. A College of Graduate Studies Online Application.
  4. A full vita or resume that includes the following:
  • Work history,
  • Professional experiences,
  • Membership and participation in professional organizations,
  • Other experiences related to coaching, 
  • Contact information for a minimum of three references

Provisional admission will be considered for students with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale) for the last 60 hours of their undergraduate degree.

Additional Requirements: This program starts in May and students will not be allowed to begin the program in the Fall or Spring semester. All students must be coaching while in the program. 

Application Deadline: Application received by April 1 will receive first consideration. 

NOTE: The online Physical Education concentration does not certify an applicant to become a teacher. 

NOTE: Prerequisite undergraduate course work may be required. Contact the Graduate Program Director in the Department of Health & Kinesiology for complete information.

NOTE: Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program. 

Requirements

Credit Hours
Investigative Core
KINS   6130Research Design in Kinesiology3
KINS   6131Data Analysis in Kinesiology 3
Concentrations
Select one of the following concentration areas:30
Sport and Exercise Psychology Concentration
Ethical Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Psychology of Sport and Exercise Performance
Team Dynamics
Sport and Exercise Psychology Interventions
Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Health and Exercise Psychology
Practicum in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Internship in Kinesiology
Thesis
Guided Major Electives (3-6)
Athletic Training Concentration
Selected Topics in Kinesiology
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Advanced Rehabilitation Skills in Athletic Training
Current Issues in Athletic Training
Evaluation and Rehabilitation of the Lumbar Spine
Clinical Practicum for Teaching Athletic Training Skills
Clinical Practicum for Evaluating Athletic Training Skills
Project in Athletic Training
Thesis
Guided Major Electives (3)
Exercise Science Concentration
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Human Performance and Nutrition
Internship in Kinesiology
Thesis
Guided Major Electives (9-12)
Physical Education Concentration (Online) 1
Issues and Trends in School Health
Research Methods
Analysis of Teaching Physical Education
Motor Behavior
Fitness and Wellness Education
Assessment and Technology in Physical Education
Action Research in Physical Education
Supervision of Instruction in Physical Education
Curriculum Issues and Trends in Physical Education
Advanced Teaching Techniques in Health and Physical Education
Guided Electives (6)
Coaching Concentration (Online) 3
Research Methods
Administrative Issues in Coaching
Applied Sport Physiology
Applied Sport Biomechanics
Prevention, Recognition and Care of Athletic Injuries
Current Issues in Coaching
Analysis of Teaching Physical Education
Psychology of Sport and Exercise Performance
Team Dynamics
Practicum in Coaching
Guided Major Electives (6)
Total Credit Hours36
1

Note:  The Physical Education Concentration is offered as an online track and does not require the 6 hr Investigative Core..

2

Note:  Students may select Thesis (KINS   7999) (6) to replace 6 credit hours of the Guided Major Electives.

3

Note: The Coaching Concentration is offered online and does not require the 6hr Investigative Core. This concentration does not require GRE scores

Advisement

School of Health & Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8076
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-0200
FAX: (912) 478-0381
http://chhs.georgiasouthern.edu/hk