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 coursework 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 the graduate degree program

* Prerequisite coursework 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 Core6
Research Design in Kinesiology
Data Analysis in Kinesiology
Concentration
Exercise Science Concentration21
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Clinical Applications of Biomechanics
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Human Performance and Nutrition
Thesis
Guided Major Electives9
Choose 9 credit hours of Guided Electives
Total Credit Hours36

Program of Study Non-Thesis 

Credit Hours
Investigative Core6
Research Design in Kinesiology
Data Analysis in Kinesiology
Concentration
Exercise Science Concentration 115
Advanced Exercise Physiology
Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology
Clinical Applications of Biomechanics
Instrumentation and Techniques in Biochemics
Human Performance and Nutrition
Guided Major Electives15
Choose 15 credit hours of Guided Electives
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. 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

Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu