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    Feb 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, BS with grad track option leading to Kinesiology, MS

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The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation offers a grad track option for existing UNT undergraduate students majoring in kinesiology. In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of twelve (12) hours of graduate courses while completing the BS degree. These credits will be counted toward both the BS and MS degrees. Prior to registering for these courses, the student must be admitted to the grad track option and obtain approvals from the undergraduate and graduate coordinators.

Admission requirements and program policies

Admission requirements

Students must earn a 3.5 or higher GPA on all undergraduate work and have completed 75 hours, including BIOL 2301 /BIOL 2311  and BIOL 2302 /BIOL 2312 , KINE 3050 , as well as the pre-theory core in Kinesiology (PHED 1000 , KINE 2030  and KINE 2050 ) with a 3.0 overall in those pre-theory core classes in order to be admitted to this program.

A student who fails to maintain the 3.5 GPA will not be allowed to enroll in the master’s level courses.

Students who are applying for the Grad Track Pathway in kinesiology are not required to take the GRE.

Students are required to submit a candidate statement. The candidate statement is an essay in which students describe their interest in enrolling in the Grad Track Pathway in kinesiology. The statement must include reasons for applying to this program, academic goals, career goals, research interests, etc.

Students admitted to a pathway must complete 90 credit hours before taking the courses in the pathway. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree within one academic year of their first pathway course in order to have the graduate course credits transferred to their graduate plan of study.

Program policies

Students’ applications to the Grad Track Pathway in kinesiology will be reviewed by the kinesiology undergraduate and graduate program coordinators, and students will be admitted only when approved by both program coordinators. 

Students’ progress will be monitored by both undergraduate and graduate kinesiology program coordinators (before completing the BS degree) and the graduate program coordinator in kinesiology (after completing the BS degree).

Students will be considered undergraduate students until all undergraduate requirements have been met and the bachelor’s degree has been posted to the student’s transcript. Students will not be eligible for teaching and research assistantships, or related health insurance, financial aid or graduate awards, until the undergraduate degree is completed.

Undergraduate students who have been accepted to the Grad Track option should complete all bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the semester for which they start taking graduate courses or enrollment in graduate level course work will be suspended.

Students must enroll in graduate school in the long semester after completing their BS degree and should take the remaining graduate courses in the following year(s) to complete the master’s degree.

Program requirements

The Master of Science 36-hour degree includes a 15-hour core curriculum of courses in kinesiology. 

  • KINE 5090-Motor Behavior
  • KINE 5100-Research Perspectives in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
  • KINE 5125-Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KINE 5150-Quantitative Procedures in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • KINE 5301-Physiology of Exercise

12 hours may be chosen from the following

  • KINE 5000-Supervision in Kinesiology
  • ​KINE 5020-Aging and Movement Control
  • ​KINE 5030-Life-span Motor Development
  • KINE 5050-Administration and Supervision of Recreation and Sport
  • KINE 5060-Areas and Facilities for Recreation and Sport
  • KINE 5090-Motor Behavior
  • KINE 5100-Research Perspectives in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation
  • KINE 5102-Student Teaching in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5125-Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • KINE 5135-Exercise and Health Psychology
  • KINE 5140-Women, Leisure and Sport
  • KINE 5150-Quantitative Procedures in Exercise and Sport Sciences
  • KINE 5160-Sports in American Culture
  • KINE 5175-Social Psychology of Sport
  • KINE 5185-Applied Sport Psychology
  • KINE 5205-Sport and Exercise Psychology Research Seminar
  • KINE 5210-Administration Issues and Problems in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5230-Professional Preparation in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5250-Advanced Human Physiology
  • KINE 5290-Current Topics in Exercise Physiology
  • KINE 5301-Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 5310-Exercise and Fitness for Special Populations
  • KINE 5330-Sport Nutrition and Metabolism
  • KINE 5340-Biomechanics of Sports Skills
  • KINE 5390-Physiological Assessment in the Health Science
  • KINE 5400-Clinical Application of Exercise PhysiologyKINE 5410-Sport/Fitness Organization Management
  • KINE 5420-Facilities and Equipment in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5430-Legal Aspects of Kinesiology
  • KINE 5450-Implementing Health/Fitness Programs
  • KINE 5470-Special Topics in Health Fitness
  • ​KINE 5700-Curriculum and Methods in Kinesiology and Health Promotion
  •  KINE 5800-Studies in Kinesiology
  • KINE 5850-Sport and Exercise Psychology Practicum
  • KINE 5860-Practicum, Field Problem or Internship
  • KINE 5940-Current Topics in Kinesiology
  • KINE 6190-Neuromuscular Physiology of Exercise
  • ​​​KINE 6200-Cardiovascular Physiology of Exercise

Additional requirements

For the remainder of the bachelor’s degree requirements, please see the appropriate kinesiology degree on the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation  page.

For the remainder of the graduate degree requirements, a student will take 21 hours of additional course work that allows for the development of an interest area such as exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, or sport pedagogy. Four graduate courses listed below may be applied toward the student’s undergraduate degree as part of the Grad Track Pathway.

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