The Kinesiology Department's Masters of Science Program provides students with advanced level training in exercise science. Students will interact with world-renowned faculty at the forefront of research and discovery.
About The Program
The program has three distinct objectives:
Provide students with the academic and research skills needed for doctoral study in integrative and applied physiology, movement, and rehabilitation sciences, or physical education.
Prepare students for employment in clinically oriented environments associated with physical activity and rehabilitation, such as cardiac rehabilitation, strength, and conditioning, or sports medicine.
Enhance the theoretical background and skills of students seeking employment in physical and health education.
All students are required to complete 36 hours for the master's degree. All students accepted into the Master of Science in Exercise Science will take a core of 15-semester hours of required KINE courses. In addition, all students are required to complete one of the following in their last semester; KINE 5389: Research Manuscript Submission, KINE 5689: Thesis, or KINE 5389 Physiology of Exercise Internship. The remaining required hours will be completed through various course electives.
All M.S. students are initially accepted on the non-thesis track. The student’s academic advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the student’s graduate advisor.
KINE 5300 --- Research Methods in Kinesiology --- 3
KINE 5305 --- Applied Statistical Principles in Kinesiology --- 3
KINE 5320 --- Advanced Physiology of Exercise --- 3
KINE 5350 --- Applied Biomechanics
KINE 5323 --- Motor Control and Learning --- 3
KINE 5389 --- Research Manuscript Submission --- 3-6
Or KINE 5698 --- Thesis
Or KINE 5393 --- Physiology of Exercise Internship
Select five to six of the following (based on thesis/non-thesis, or physiology of exercise internship track): --- 18-21
KINE 5322 --- Metabolism & Exercise Biochemistry
KINE 5326 --- Cardio circulatory Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5327 --- Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5328 --- Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise
KINE 5329 --- Strength & Conditioning in Sport and Performance
KINE 5331 --- Obesity & Weight Management
KINE 5345 --- Sport Nutrition
KINE 5360 --- Fundamental Principles of Integrative Physiology --- 3
KINE 5390 --- Special Topics in Kinesiology
KINE 5393 --- Physiology of Exercise Internship
KINE 5394 --- Research In Kinesiology
KINE 5340 --- Environmental Physiology --- 3
Total Hours --- 39-45
Coursework that is more than six years old at the time of graduation or teacher/administrator certification program completion cannot be used toward meeting the requirements for a master’s degree or graduate-level certification. Master’s degree and graduate-level certification programs must be completed within six years (time in military service excluded) from initial registration in the Graduate School. Appropriate state exams and application to the State Board for Educator Certification for a standard certificate must be made within six months of completion of residency/practicum/program. If a candidate allows the six-month period to go by without passing all state exams and applying for certification, additional coursework and/or exams will be required.
Continued education as Ph.D. students
Positions in Industry
Strength and Conditioning
Why Choose Us?
Nationally and internationally recognized research faculty
State-of-the heart teaching and research on various aspects of Health and the Human Condition
Diverse programs of study and areas of research focus
In-depth classroom and laboratory instruction
Admissions Standards for Master’s Degree in Exercise Science (Note – Meeting these minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance into the program).
Undergraduate degree from a U.S. accredited institution or an equivalent foreign institution.
GPA of 3.0 or above during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work or in any previous graduate program.
GRE Quantitative score of 144 (500 on old scale) and Verbal score of 153 (500 on old scale). Additionally, satisfactory Writing scores are required. If scores are below these standards the application will still be considered as the Department takes all components of the application into consideration.
A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 40 on the TSE, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79 with sectional scores that meet or exceed 22 for the writing section, 21 for the speaking section, 20 for the reading section, and 16 for the listening section.
All Master’s students are originally accepted as “Non-thesis track”.
Contact information for references is not required but may be asked for if additional information is needed.
Applicants failing to meet the above admission criteria may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:
Professionally relevant experience
Additional writing samples and/or information may be requested
Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.
A graduate advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the graduate advisor.
Waiver of the Graduate Record Examination
Upon recommendation of the Graduate Advisor, outstanding UT Arlington graduates with a degree in Kinesiology or related fields (such as Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering) may qualify for a waiver of the requirements for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To qualify, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
The student must have graduated from a commensurate bachelor’s degree program at UT Arlington no more than three academic years prior to admission to the graduate program (as measured from the start of the semester for which admission is sought). A commensurate bachelor’s degree program is one that is a normal feeder program for the master’s degree program to which the student seeks admission. Undergraduate students in their final year of study are also eligible; in such cases, admission with the GRE waiver is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree.
The student’s UT Arlington grade-point average must equal or exceed 3.0 in the following calculations:
as calculated for admission by the Office of Graduate Studies;
in the major field; and
in all upper-division work.
Applicants qualifying for waiver of GRE who do not qualify for advanced admission must comply with all other requirements for admission, i.e., submitting the application for admission, paying fees, providing official transcripts from other institutions, and meeting any requirements established by the admitting graduate program. The GRE waiver must be recommended by the Graduate Advisor at the time of admission.