Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health - Master of Science in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health

The graduate program in Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Health is designed to prepare students for a wide variety of health-related professional programs and career options, including medicine, nutrition, health promotion, physical/occupational therapy, nursing, chiropractic, clinical exercise physiology, biomedical research, and doctoral programs in Kinesiology and related fields. Multidisciplinary, evidence-based coursework emphasizes exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, health promotion, and nutrition for health and performance. Additionally, graduates from this program build the skills, maturity, and competency necessary for the professional world. Students are active in human subjects research and internship experiences.  These activities require a significant level of maturity and professionalism. Current laboratory equipment allows students and faculty to assess body composition, physical activity level, cardiorespiratory fitness, dietary intake, biological indices of muscle and cardiometabolic health, motion analysis, ground reaction force, motor control, and muscular strength and endurance.  

 

Program Requirements

Exercise and Health Science Track

Required Courses
KNH 621Research Foundations in Kinesiology and Health3
Select one of the following:3
Behavior Statistics
Behavior Statistics II
Qualitative Methodological Research Approaches in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields
Exercise and Health Science Pick-List (9 hours)9
Professional Practices in Dietetics
Nutrition for Sports and Fitness
Strength Training and Conditioning
Exercise Prescription: Healthy Individuals & Individuals with Chronic Diseases/Disorders
Advanced Motor Control and Learning
Physical Activity Motivation
Advanced Physiology and Biophysics of Human Activity
Exercise, Age, and Health (Course has been renamed Health, Nutrition, and Aging)
Advanced Biomechanics
KNH 647
Exit Options6
Thesis Exit Option: 6 credit hours
Thesis, M.A.
Non-Thesis Exit Option: 6 credit hours from the following:
Research Problems
Internship
Electives6-9
Total Credit Hours27-30

Public Health Education and Health Promotion Track

Required Courses
KNH 621Research Foundations in Kinesiology and Health3
Select one of the following:3
Behavior Statistics
Behavior Statistics II
Qualitative Methodological Research Approaches in the Exercise, Health, and Sport Studies Fields
Public Health Education and Health Promotion Pick-List (9 hours)9
Seminar in Kinesiology and Health
Public Health Planning and Evaluation
Behavioral Approaches to Health Promotion and Education
Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion and Education
Health Communication & Education
Physical Activity Motivation
Exit Options6
Thesis Exit Option: 6 credit hours
Thesis, M.A.
Non-Thesis Exit Option: 6 credit hours from the following:
Research Problems
Internship
Electives6-9
Total Credit Hours27-30