MS in Sport Science

    1. The Master of Science degree in Sport Science is designed to meet the needs of students from nonteaching professions, as well as from the teaching profession. The program is discipline-specific with provision for students to choose from among different academic tracks: Sport Management, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies.

    According to their selected program of study, students are prepared for a variety of competitive employment opportunities, including management and administration of sport and athletic programs, corporate and community health and fitness facilities, hospital and medical-based exercise programs, and recreational programs in school and community settings.

    Admission Criteria

    To be admitted to the Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department, the applicant must have completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and fulfill the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research for a master’s degree. A minimum TOEFL score of 540 (paper-based) which converts to a computer-based score of 193 is necessary for international students.

    Program Requirements

    Sport Management Track

    I. Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640  Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity  3 cr. 
    B. Required Courses (24 cr.)
    KHSS 601 Sport and Society  3 cr. 
    KHSS 635 Sports Leadership 3 cr.
    KHSS 637 Sport Facilities Management 3 cr.
    KHSS 652 Globalization of Sports Business 3 cr.
    KHSS 795 Thesis 6 cr.
    BTST 670 Organizational Communications  3 cr. 
    ELR/HSAD 631 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector 3 cr.
    C. Elective Courses (3 cr.)
    KHSS 513
    Physical Activity and Aging
    3 cr.
    KHSS 603
    Physiological Basis of Sport 
    3 cr.
    KHSS 610
    Coaching Management
    3 cr.
    KHSS 625 
    Management Concept in Fitness 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 632  Assessment of Human Physiological Functions  3 cr. 
    KHSS 641 
    Administration of Aquatic Programs 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 642 
    Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 680
    Seminar
    3 cr.
    ELR 615
    Dispute Settlement
    3 cr.
    ELR 640
    Negotiations
    3 cr.
    ELR 651
    Conflict Resolution
    3 cr.
    Total 36 cr.

    II. Non-Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (21 cr.)
    KHSS 601  Sport and Society  3 cr. 
    KHSS 635 Sports Leadership 3 cr.
    KHSS 637 Sport Facilities Management 3 cr.
    KHSS 652 Globalization of Sports Business 3 cr.
    KHSS 660  Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics  3 cr. 
    KHSS 698 Internship 3 cr.
    ELR /HSAD 631 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector 3 cr.
    C. Elective Courses (6 cr.)
    KHSS 512 Physical Activity and Stress Management 3 cr.
    KHSS 513 Physical Activity and Aging 3 cr.
    KHSS 603 Physiological Basis of Sport  3 cr.
    KHSS 610 Coaching Management 3 cr.
    KHSS 625  Management Concept in Fitness  3 cr. 
    KHSS 641  Administration of Aquatic Programs  3 cr. 
    KHSS 642  Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities  3 cr. 
    KHSS 680 Seminar 3 cr.
    ELR /HSAD 610 Employee Rights under Law 3 cr.
    ELR 615 Dispute Settlement 3 cr.
    ELR 625 Collective Bargaining 3 cr.
    ELR 640 Negotiations 3 cr.
    ELR 651 Conflict Resolution 3 cr.
    MGMT 503  Small Business Planning  3 cr. 
    MGMT 613 Organizational Analysis 3 cr.
    MKTG 603  Marketing Management  3 cr. 
    GSR 615  Elements of Research  3 cr. 
    ECON 501  Foundations of Modern Economics  3 cr. 

    Students may select another graduate-level elective with advisor permission.

    Total 36 cr.

    Exercise Science Track

    Clinical/Research Concentration

    I. Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (24 cr.)
    KHSS 514 Exercise Electrocardiography 3 cr.
    KHSS 515
    Lifestyle Behavior Management for Physical Activity  3 cr. 
    KHSS 620 Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases 3 cr.
    KHSS 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions 3 cr.
    KHSS 643 Advanced Exercise Physiology  3 cr. 
    KHSS 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity 3 cr.
    KHSS 795 Thesis 6 cr.
    C. Electives (3 cr.)
    KHSS 513
    Physical Activity and Aging 3 cr.
    KHSS 516
    Functional Strength Training 3 cr.
    FDNT 645 Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins 3 cr.
    FDNT 646 Vitamins and Minerals  3 cr. 
    KHSS 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity  3 cr. 

    Total 36 cr.

    II. Non-Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (27 cr.)
    KHSS 514 Exercise Electrocardiography 3 cr.
    KHSS 515 Lifestyle Behavior Management for Physical Activity 3 cr.
    KHSS 620 Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases  3 cr. 
    KHSS 625 Management Concepts in Fitness 3 cr.
    KHSS 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions 3 cr.
    KHSS 643  Advanced Exercise Physiology  3 cr. 
    KHSS 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity 3 cr.
    KHSS 680  Seminar  3 cr. 
    KHSS 698 Internship 3 cr.

    Total 36 cr. 

    Exercise Science Track

    Strength and Conditioning Concentration

    I. Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (24 cr.)
    FDNT 558 Advanced Human Nutrition 3 cr.
    KHSS 625
    Management Concepts in Fitness 3 cr. 
    KHSS 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions 3 cr.
    KHSS 643 Advanced Exercise Physiology  3 cr. 
    KHSS 673 Strength & Conditioning Techniques for the Individual & Team Athlete 3 cr.
    KHSS 674  Functional & Tactical Strength & Conditioning: Theory & Practice  3 cr. 
    KHSS 795 Thesis 6 cr.
    C. Electives (3 cr.)
    KHSS 513 Physical Activity and Aging  3 cr. 
    KHSS 516  Functional Strength Training  3 cr. 
    FDNT 645  Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins  3 cr. 
    FDNT 646  Vitamins and Minerals  3 cr. 
    KHSS 672 Epidemiology of Physical Activity  3 cr. 

    Students may select another graduate-level elective with advisor permission.

    Total 36 cr.

    II. Non-Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (24 cr.)
    FDNT 558 Advanced Human Nutrition 3 cr.
    KHSS 625
    Management Concepts in Fitness 3 cr. 
    KHSS 632 Assessment of Human Physiological Functions 3 cr.
    KHSS 643 Advanced Exercise Physiology  3 cr. 
    KHSS 673 Strength & Conditioning Techniques for the Individual & Team Athlete 3 cr.
    KHSS 674  Functional & Tactical Strength & Conditioning: Theory & Practice  3 cr. 
    KHSS 680  Seminar  3 cr. 
    KHSS 795 Thesis 3 cr.

    C. Elective Courses (3 cr.)
    KHSS 513
    Physical Activity and Aging
    3 cr.
    KHSS 516
    Functional Strength Training 3 cr.
    FDNT 645
    Fats, Carbohydrates, Proteins 3 cr.
    FDNT 646
    Vitamins and Minerals 3 cr.
    KHSS 672
    Physical Activity Epidemiology  3 cr.

    Students may select another graduate-level elective with advisor permission.

    Total 36 cr.

    Sport Studies Track

    I. Thesis Degree Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Health, Fitness, and Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Course (15 cr.)
    KHSS 601  Sport and Society  3 cr. 
    KHSS 603  Physiological Basis of Sport  3 cr. 
    KHSS 680 Seminar  3 cr. 
    KHSS 795 Thesis 6 cr.
    C. Elective Courses (12 cr.)
    KHSS 513
    Physical Activity and Aging
    3 cr.
    KHSS 515  Lifestyle Behavior Management and Physical Activity  3 cr. 
    KHSS 603
    Physiological Basis of Sport 
    3 cr.
    KHSS 610
    Coaching Management
    3 cr.
    KHSS 625 
    Management Concept in Fitness 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 635  Sport Leadership  3 cr. 
    KHSS 637  Sport Facilities Management 3 cr. 
    KHSS 641 
    Administration of Aquatic Programs 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 642 
    Design and Operation of Aquatic Facilities 
    3 cr. 
    KHSS 652  Globalization of Sport Business  3 cr. 
    KHSS 660  Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics  3 cr. 
    KHSS 673  Strength and Conditioning for Individual and Team Athletes  3 cr. 
    KHSS 698 Internship 3 cr.
    ELR /HSAD 610
    Employee Rights under Law
    3 cr.
    ELR 615
    Dispute Settlement
    3 cr.
    ELR 640
    Negotiations
    3 cr.
    ELR 651
    Conflict Resolution
    3 cr.
    Total 36 cr.

    II. Non-Thesis Track

    A. Core Courses (9 cr.)
    KHSS 602 Sport Psychology 3 cr.
    KHSS 634 Current Literature in Sport 3 cr.
    KHSS 640 Research Methods for Health, Sport, and Physical Activity 3 cr.
    B. Required Courses (6 cr.)
    KHSS 601
    Sport and Society 3 cr.
    KHSS 603
    Physiological Basis of Sport 3 cr.


    C. Elective Courses (21 cr.)

    Students may select graduate-level electives with advisor permission. Twelve credits must be KHSS graduate-level courses.

    Total 36 cr.