May 07, 2021
The Master of Science in Kinesiology provides an in-depth study of applied human physiology and how it relates to athletic performance and health and wellness across the lifespan.
Additional areas of study focus on sport nutrition, environmental physiology and exercise biochemistry.
The Master of Science in Kinesiology offers thesis and nonthesis options for students. Both options require a minimum of 36 credit hours, with at least 18 credit hours of coursework at the 6000 level. Students selecting the thesis option must receive a commitment from a faculty adviser for approval to do the thesis option in the program.
Students in the nonthesis option are required to take an independent learning experience (PET 6910 - Problem Analysis - Review of Literature ) that involves a detailed literature review specific to a subject area of the student’s interest under the supervision of graduate faculty OR participation in a practicum (PET 6946 ) that will serve as their culminating graduate experience.
Total Credit Hours Required: 36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
Required Courses: 15 Credit Hours
Elective Courses: 15-18 Credit Hours
Students that select the thesis option must take 15 credit hours in electives. Students that select the nonthesis option must take 18 credit hours in electives. All electives are selected in conjunction with the student’s graduate adviser or the graduate coordinator. Students can choose from the following courses.
Thesis Option: 6 Credit Hours
Students selecting the thesis option will take APK 6703 Statistical Methods in Kinesiology as one of their electives and enroll in six credit hours of thesis for a total of nine credit hours toward their elective requirements.
- PET 6971 - Thesis 6 Credit Hours
Nonthesis Option: 3-6 Credit Hours
Students select one of the following courses.
Full-time students in the Kinesiology MS program pay a $28 equipment fee each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $14 each semester that they are enrolled.
All students are required to complete a research report or thesis after the completion of their coursework.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements , applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
- Two letters of recommendation.
|*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.