Concurrent M.S./B.S. in Kinesiology
The goal of the program is to produce graduates with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of kinesiology and a broad set of professional skills. The curriculum will include both coursework and laboratory research experience. Graduates will be well-equipped either to seek applied professional positions or pursue advanced degrees. The advantages of the combined degree to students seeking private sector employment will be entry level positions with higher-level responsibilities, higher pay, and opportunities for more rapid advancement. The rigorous training and combined BS/MS will offer a competitive advantage in the admissions process to students interested in pursuing doctoral (PhD), professional (MD, PT, PA, MPH, Chiropractic) or combined (MD/PhD) degrees.
Students may apply for the concurrent B.S./M.S. program from the second semester of the sophomore year through the second semester of the junior year (when they have accumulated 45-90 credit hours toward the B.S degree. Students may apply during the senior year with special permission from the chair of the Kinesiology Department and/or the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology.
*Students must have completed the Kinesiology core courses (KIN 220, 310, 335, 336, 345).
*Minimum standards for regular admission and for retention in the program require a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and a G.P.A. of 3.0 in required courses.
*Actual degree requirements will be summarized on an approved plan of study.