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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






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.

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 Last Modified 3/24/15