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Option in Exercise Science

(code KPE_MS01)

This option is designed to provide up-to-date theoretical principles and practical experiences in exercise physiology and biomechanics.

1.   Required Coursework (12 units):

KIN 530 Neuromotor Control (3)

KIN 540 Biomechanical Factors in Human Movement (3)

KIN 551 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3)

KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistic Analysis (3)

2.   Elective Courses (18 units): Select six of the following courses:           

KIN 541, 552, 553, 562, 565, 566, 568, 594, 630, or 697  

3.  Select option A, B, or C (6 units):

      a.  Comprehensive exam students also complete 6 units of electives from within or outside of the department offerings selected from appropriate area(s)of interest in consultation with advisor.

      b.   Thesis/Project:  Complete KIN 698 (6 units)

      c.   Capstone course:  Complete KIN 694 (3) plus an additional 3 units of electives from within or outside of the department offerings selected from appropriate area(s) of interest in consultation with advisor.  

 

Foundational Course Work

Each Kinesiology graduate option has a requirement of foundational course work.  The foundational course work requirements specific to the Option in Exercise Science are as follows:

  • Chemistry 111A (General Chemistry – 5 units including laboratory)
  • Biology 207 (Human Physiology – 4 units including laboratory)
  • Biology 208 (Human Anatomy – 4 units including laboratory)
  • Kinesiology 300 (Biomechanics of Human Movement – 3 units including laboratory)
  • Kinesiology 301 (Exercise Physiology – 3 units including laboratory)
  • Kinesiology 312 (Motor Control and Learning – 3 units including laboratory)

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Contact Information

For answers to specific questions regarding the Option in Exercise Science, please contact Jill Crussemeyer, Ph.D.