What will I learn?

The Master Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology/Human Performance Studies offers a Thesis (30 hours) and Non-Thesis (36 hours) option. The degree is designed to prepare individuals for research, advanced graduate education and careers in academic, medical, corporate and clinical settings.

Thesis option

A major in kinesiology requires 30 semester hours in the thesis program and 36 semester hours in the non-thesis program. Graduate students who intend to continue beyond the master’s degree are encouraged to elect the thesis program. All students entering the graduate program must take a common 12-hour core in combination with various electives from the human performance studies emphasis as well as other related fields.

Program Courses

This program requires a concentration/emphasis of Human Performance Studies.

Required Courses

KIN 550 - Introduction to Research in Health and Kinesiology Credit(s): 3

KIN 553 - Physiology of Exercise Credit(s): 3

KIN 555 - Orientation and Analysis of Laboratory Techniques Credit(s): 3

KIN 585 - Research and Statistical Analysis in Health and Kinesiology Credit(s): 3

Human Performance Studies Emphasis

Twelve credit hours of graduate level (500-599) Kinesiology course work as advised.

Thesis Research/Writing

Three hours from each of the following:

KIN 589 - Thesis Research Credit(s): 3

KIN 590 - Thesis Writing Credit(s): 1-3

Non thesis

A major in kinesiology requires 30 semester hours in the thesis program and 36 semester hours in the non-thesis program. Graduate students who intend to continue beyond the master’s degree are encouraged to elect the thesis program. All students entering the graduate program must take a common 12-hour core in combination with various electives from the human performance studies emphasis as well as other related fields.

Program Courses

This program requires a concentration/emphasis of Human Performance Studies.

Required Courses

KIN 550 - Introduction to Research in Health and Kinesiology Credit(s): 3

KIN 553 - Physiology of Exercise Credit(s): 3

KIN 555 - Orientation and Analysis of Laboratory Techniques Credit(s): 3

KIN 585 - Research and Statistical Analysis in Health and Kinesiology Credit(s): 3

Human Performance Studies Emphasis

Twelve credit hours of graduate level (500-599) Kinesiology course work as advised.

Electives

Twelve credit hours of approved graduate level (500-599) electives.

Which department am I in?

James I. Perkins College of Education

Study options

Full Time (30-36 semester hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,562.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

James I. Perkins College of Education

1936 North Street,

NACOGDOCHES,

Texas,

75965, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for a master’s degree program at SFA, you must meet one of the following requirements: Be in your final year of undergraduate work; Hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Generally, all applicants must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a 2.8 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

For international students

Requirements for admission are a 2. 75 overall GPA or a 2. 75 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study. Students wishing to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology are encouraged to hold a bachelor’s degree with a major or minor in kinesiology. Students with degrees in related fields may apply but may be required to take leveling courses as determined by the graduate program coordinator.

You must score at least a 79 on the TOEFL, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 53 on the PTE.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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