Master's Program Frequently Asked Questions


A GPA of 3.0 (during the student’s last 60 undergraduate hours) is required for full admission to the program.  However, conditional admittance may be considered for students with a GPA of 2.5-2.99.

No, recommendation letters are not required for admission.

No, it is common for applicants to have undergraduate degrees in fields other than kinesiology.  However, there are prerequisites for the following kinesiology graduate courses:

Graduate Course Undergraduate Prerequisite
KINE 5311 - Statistics in Kinesiology KINE 4311 - Measurement and Evaluation (or equivalent)
KINE 5312 - Sport Physiology KINE 4312 - Exercise Physiology (or equivalent)
KINE 5327 - Sport Biomechanics KINE 4327 - Biomechanics

Yes, the program can be completed 100% online.  In addition, students can take traditional face-to-face classes, as well as hybrid classes, which combine traditional and online learning.

Course Rotation Schedule 2016-2020 (tentative) (pdf)

Most students complete the program within two years, taking six hours per semester. It is possible to complete the program in less time if more hours are taken each semester.

Regular semester courses are delivered in accelerated 7-week sessions.  Summer courses are delivered in 5-week sessions.  Research projects, thesis, internships, and professional field experiences are delivered in full 14-week sessions.

No. The program utilizes a graduate research project (KINE 5397) or thesis (KINE 5698) as the capstone educational experience.

The non-thesis option involves a one-semester graduate research project (KINE 5397) and is the most commonly selected option.  The thesis option (KINE 5698) is a two-semester research project that requires a thesis committee and a thesis defense.  The thesis option is designed for research projects that require greater time and/or depth and is often selected by students considering a future doctoral degree.