Western Kentucky University

Kinesiology Graduate Program

M.S. Kinesiology

The M.S. in Kinesiology program has three concentrations: Exercise Physiology, Corporate Health Management, and Fitness Management. The Exercise Physiology concentration is offered on campus and includes lecture classes, seminars, and laboratory experience. The Corporate Health Management and Fitness Management concentrations will be launched in Fall 2013 and both will be offered online. The core courses that are common to each of the three programs will be offered in the format appropriate to the specific concentration, i.e. core courses for exercise physiology students will be offered on campus, while the core courses for each of the online concentrations will also be offered online for those students.

Core Courses

KIN 501 Research Methods

KIN 503 Advanced Motor Learning and Control

KIN 504 Advanced Exercise Physiology

KIN 515 Advanced Measurement and Evaluation

KIN 521 Critical Analysis of Professional Literature

KIN 522 Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription

 

Exercise Physiology (on campus): The Exercise Physiology concentration is intended for those students wishing to pursue graduate level study in the physiological bases of human performance.

Exercise Physiology Concentration Courses

KIN 514 Laboratory Methods

KIN 523 Seminar in Exercise Physiology

KIN 524 Applied Biomechanics

KIN 598 Capstone Research Experience OR

KIN 599 Thesis Research

 

Corporate Health Management (online): Corporate Health Management is directed toward students wishing to develop knowledge and skills that will benefit them when working in worksite health/wellness programs.

Corporate Health Management Concentration Courses

PH 502 Worksite Health Promotion

PH 587 Health Behavior

PH 591 Health Program Evaluation

HCA 541 Strategic Management and Marketing of Health Services

COMM 523 Seminar in Health Communication

 

Fitness Management (online): Fitness Management is targeted toward students wishing to obtain a Master's degree expanding their depth and breadth of knowledge specific to working in the fitness industry.

Fitness Management Concentration Courses

RSA 515 Rec/Sport Facility Development

RSA 517 Legal Issues in Rec/Sport

RSA 519 Fiscal Practices in Rec/Sport

HCA 541 Strategic Management and Marketing of Health Services

KIN 596 Practicum in Fitness Management

 

 

 

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Graduate Assistantship

Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistant position must the following materials:

All materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Brad Stinnett.  Applications are sure no later than March 15th for committee review.  Successful applicants will be contacted by April 15th.  All applicants will receive a decision notification by April 30th.

 Last Modified 2/17/14