Admission to the MS in Kinesiology-AMS is currently suspended. Current students will be able to complete their program of study.
The 36-unit program includes a minimum of 29 units of 500-, 600-, 700-, and 800-level coursework in the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. No more than six units of 500-level coursework with the approval of the graduate advisor will apply to the program of study. The remaining units must be selected from courses listed in this bulletin as acceptable for master’s degree programs.
Required Courses (24 units)
BIOL 570 (3) Neurobiology
ENS 601 (3) Experimental Methods in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
ENS 602 * (3) Research Evaluation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
ENS 610 (3) Biomechanics 1: 2&3-D Kinematics
ENS 611 (3) Biomechanics 2: Kinetics
ENS 612 (3) Biomechanics 3: Electromyography
ENS 613 (3) Motor Control and Rehab Science
ENS 799A# (3) Thesis
ENS 790 # (3) Directed Readings
* Requires ENS 601 as prerequisite
# Requires ENS 602 as prerequisite
Electives (12 units) selected in consultation with faculty & graduate advisor.
- ENS 798 Special Study is a recommended elective that allows students to formulate research ideas, and/or gain clinical practicum or research experience. Requires separate registration paperwork available at ENS administrative window.
- RWS 508W Scientific Writing
- ME 580 Biomechanics
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|ENS 601 (3)
ENS 611 (3)
|ENS 602 (3)
ENS 613 (3)
BIOL 570 (3)
|ENS 612 (3)
|ENS 790 or 799A (3)
ENS 610 (3)
NOTE: Some classes are offered Fall or Spring ONLY and/or every 2 years. Be sure to refer to the class schedule or meet with the graduate advisor should you wish to veer from this plan.
Plan of Study
Students seeking a Master of Science degree in kinesiology are required to develop a formal plan of study that must be approved by the graduate advisor before being forwarded to the Division of Graduate Affairs. Students are required to take mandated core courses and select a number of electives. The offerings in a specialization allow a student to achieve a certain competencies once the degree has been completed.
Thesis or Directed Readings
Students complete their degree by choosing either Plan A or Plan B. If students select Plan A, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 799A (thesis) is required for completion of their degree, accompanied by a final oral examination on the field of the thesis/project and on the implications of the thesis research for the broader field of kinesiology. If students select Plan B, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 790 (Directed Readings) is required for completion of the degree.
The school expects a student to complete the degree within seven years. Failure to complete the degree requirements within seven years will result in dismissal from the program.
last updated: 3/24/2016