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Department of

Health and Kinesiology

M.S. in Kinesiology


Coordinator: 
Dr. Daniel Burt
daniel.burt@tamuk.edu
361-593-4580


Program Description

Advanced study in Health and Kinesiology provides students an opportunity to improve their proficiency as master teachers or exercise professionals, can prepare them to become administrators in their field, and/or can prepare them for doctoral studies in their kinesiology discipline of interest.  The Department of Health & Kinesiology offers coursework leading to the M.S. in Kinesiology with a flexible curriculum to meet the specific needs and interests of the student. Current programs offered are:

TRADITIONAL ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMS:  The Department of Health and Kinesiology offers coursework leading to the M.S. in Kinesiology with a flexible curriculum to meet the specific needs and interests of the student. There are three areas of focus:

  • Health/Exercise Science
  • Performance Psychology
  • Kinesiology Generalist

ONLINE PROGRAM: Many of our students  have an interest in obtaining a Master's degree, but cannot go to school full-time (e.g., athletic and physical education professionals currently working in the field). To help meet their demands and future ambitions we have the following area of focus: 

  • Sport Management


Program Mission

The mission of the M.S. in Kinesiology Program is to promote the study of health/fitness/ wellness, sport administration, pedagogy, and exercise science through teaching, research, and service in health and kinesiology.  The Program seeks to advance the kinesiology disciplines through the discovery and dispersion of human movement-related knowledge.  A critical aspect of these efforts is to provide students with the knowledge and skills for advanced study or careers in the health- and kinesiology-related fields, and develop graduates who are strong in character and lifelong learners.


Health/Exercise Science

This concentration is offered in a traditional format where some face-to-face courses are required. This specialized degree plan is chosen by students wanting to focus their studies in the health and exercise sciences. The degree may be pursued under a 36-credit hour course only option, a 36-credit hour option requiring a research project or internship, or 30-credit hour option requiring a thesis.

Overview and Admission Requirements

Health/Exercise Science Degree Plan

Program Guidelines and Procedures Manual


Performance Psychology 

This concentration is offered in a traditional format where some face-to-face courses are required. This specialized degree plan is chosen by students wanting to focus their studies in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. The degree may be pursued under a 36-credit hour course only option, a 36-credit hour option requiring a research project or internship, or 30-credit hour option requiring a thesis.  The research project option with internship is designed to prepare students to sit for the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) examination through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Overview and Admission Requirements 

Performance Psychology Degree Plan

Program Guidelines and Procedures Manual


Kinesiology Generalist

This concentration is offered in a traditional format where some face-to-face courses are required. This generalist degree plan is chosen by students wanting the flexibility to take coursework in across all of the kinesiology sub-disciplines, and to tailor their degree to meet their specific needs and interests. The degree may be pursued under a 36-credit hour course only option, a 36-credit hour option requiring a research project or internship, or 30-credit hour option requiring a thesis.

Overview and Admission Requirements

Kinesiology Generalist Degree Plan

Program Guidelines and Procedures Manual 


Sport Management

This concentration is only offered in a 100% online format, which means students must meet the requirements for entry into the department’s online cohort. This specialized degree plan is chosen by students wanting to focus their studies in sport management. The degree may be pursued under a 36-credit hour course only option, a 36-credit hour option requiring a research project or internship, or 30-credit hour option requiring a thesis.

Overview and Admission Requirements

Sport Management Degree Plan

Program Guidelines and Procedures Manual


Program Timeline

Program Timeline