Kinesiology M.S. (Concentration in Exercise Science) (Thesis and Non-Thesis)

Degree Requirements: 36 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

  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. A concise, 1-2 page, well-written personal statement that describes your professional goals.
  4. 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.

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

* 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.

Program of Study Thesis

Credit Hours
Investigative Core
KINS   6130Research Design in Kinesiology 3
KINS   6131Data Analysis in Kinesiology 3
Concentration
Exercise Science Concentration30
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Human Performance and Nutrition
Thesis
Guided Major Electives (12)
Total Credit Hours36

Program of Study Non-Thesis 

Credit Hours
Investigative Core
KINS   6130Research Design in Kinesiology 3
KINS   6131Data Analysis in Kinesiology 3
Concentration
Exercise Science Concentration 130
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Human Performance and Nutrition
Internship in Kinesiology
Guided Major Electives (9)
Total Credit Hours36

Comprehensive Exam1

All students in the M.S. in Kinesiology – Exercise Science (ES) program non-thesis track must successfully complete
the Comprehensive Exam before they can complete their required internship experience. This includes any ES
student that switches from the thesis track to the non-thesis track.
The M.S. in Kinesiology – Exercise Science Program Coordinator will initiate a Comprehensive Exam after verifying
that the student:
is enrolled in the non-thesis track of the ES program, and
has earned a minimum of a C in KINS 6130, KINS 6131, KINS 7230, KINS 7231 and KINS 7235, and
has at least a 3.0 GPA in the program, and
is making satisfactory progress in current coursework, and
is within 6 months of anticipated graduation.
The Program Coordinator will work with one to three other faculty members in the ES program to develop questions
that integrate content from the KINS 6130, KINS 6131, KINS 7230, KINS 7231, KINS 7235 and ES electives
courses.
The Comprehensive Exam must be administered no less than one month before the end of the semester. The
Program Coordinator will work with the student to schedule the specific date of her/his Exam.
The student will have no less than three hours, but no more than eight hours, to complete the Comprehensive Exam.
The Program Coordinator will work with the contributing faculty members to determine the results of the
Comprehensive Exam. The Coordinator will meet with the student to discuss the results with her/him.
If the student fails the Comprehensive Exam, she/he will be given only one opportunity to retake the same or similar
Exam. The repeat Exam must be completed within three weeks of the first attempt. If the student does not perform
satisfactorily on the second attempt, she/he will be withdrawn from the M.S. in Kinesiology – Exercise Science
program.

Advisement

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