Your M.S.K. degree will involve in-depth, science-based studies of the human body, its adaptations to physical activity, and how exercise and physical activity interventions can be prescribed to decrease risk for diseases related to sedentary living.
You will explore human movement and muscular control, including how to research, analyze, and interpret data in human performance. You may choose from electives that cover cardiac assessment in exercise testing, muscle physiology, and advanced theories of high-level performance.
The M.S.K. degree includes 18 hours of major topics in kinesiology and human performance, as well as 18 hours of interdisciplinary elective courses. You will choose from three tracks: thesis, non-thesis, and a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a graduate certificate in public health.
The thesis track has additional requirements, making the program 38-credit hours and preparing students for doctoral work. You also have the option of pairing the non-thesis M.S.K. with a graduate certificate in public health, preparing you to prevent health problems from happening or recurring through surveillance, educational programs, sound public health policies, and research.