Kinesiology, MS

College of Education and Human Development

kinesiology masters students

Kinesiology, MS (36 hours)

The Master's in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport and Exercise Science prepares professionals in the multi-faceted disciplines of athletic performance. These include biomechanics, exercise physiology, leadership/management of sport, motor performance, nutrition, assessment of sport performance, sport psychology, and strength & conditioning. The program provides and supports higher-level knowledge, specialized proficiencies and the development of independent creativity. Thesis and non-thesis options are offered.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's state-of-the-art Island Hall includes a biomechanics lab, motor development lab, exercise physiology lab, and athletic training center, providing some of the top technology available anywhere for exercise science research.

The Master's in Kinesiology is available as either an entirely online program or a hybrid face-to-face/online program.

Domestic & International Students:

Fall I Fall II Spring I Spring II Summer I  Summer II 
August 17th October 8th January 11th March 14th May 25th June 29th

Application deadlines are one week prior to the start of each of the six course cycle dates: Spring, mid-term Spring, Summer I, summer II, Fall, and mid-term Fall.

Application requirements

Complete Application for Admission:
  • Apply for Admission via Apply Texas Application
  • An applicant may defer admission to an earlier/later semester. Applications are valid for one year. One deferral is allowed per application.
Application fee:
  • $50 for US citizen, $70 for International Students

Please Note: Applicants who wish to apply for a different program will be required to submit a new application. The application processing fee is required for each application submitted.

Requirements:

Application requirements specific to this program :

  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work taken at any accredited college or University attended (Foreign College credits/transcript require an official foreign evaluation. Please click here).  TAMU-CC transcript is not required.
  • Essay (Approximately 300-400 words in length which includes educational and professional goals and the reason for applying to the program)

*Please allow 3-5 business days to receive Student ID before submitting additional supporting documents.

Submit all supporting documents online.

Additional International Applicant Requirements

Application requirements for international applicants:

  • Copy of current Visa (if applicable)
  • English Language Proficiency. TAMUCC currently accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) within the last 2 years  :
    • Official TOEFL score minimum paper-based score of 550 or internet-based score of 79-80
    • Official IELTS score minimum 6.5

Printable degree plan

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I. Kinesiology Core Courses (15 semester credit hours)

KINE 5307 - Research Design in Kinesiology 3 credits
KINE 5308 - Leadership in Kinesiology 3 credits
KINE 5311 - Statistics in Kinesiology 3 credits
KINE 5312 - Sport Physiology 3 credits
KINE 5327 - Sport Biomechanics 3 credits

II. Required Courses (9-12 semester credit hours; Graduate Research Project and Thesis option students choose at least 3 courses from the list below. Comprehensive Exam students chose at least 4. Additional courses can be utilized as applied electives.)

KINE 5306 - Sport Nutrition 3 credits
KINE 5313 - Assessment and Evaluation of Athletic Performance 3 credits
KINE 5314 - Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3 credits
KINE 5315 - Concepts in Sport Business 3 credits
KINE 5338 - Motor Development in Sport 3 credits
KINE 5340 - Sport Psychology 3 credits
KINE 5390 - Professional Seminar 3 credits
KINE 5394 - Professional Field Experience 3 credits

III. Concentration Option (Choose one) 

Graduate Research Project Option (12 semester credit hours):

Applied Electives (0-9 semester credit hours)

Graduate-level courses to be selected with permission of faculty advisor. Choices may include, but are not limited to the Kinesiology required courses listed above.

Capstone Experience - Graduate Research Project in Kinesiology (3 semester credit hours)

KINE 5397 - Graduate Research Project in Kinesiology 1-3 credits

Thesis Option (12 semester credit hours):

Applied Electives (0-6 semester credit hours) 

Graduate-level courses to be selected with permission of faculty advisor. Choices may include, but are not limited to the Kinesiology required courses listed above.

Capstone Experience- Thesis in Progress (6 semester credit hours)

KINE 5397 - Thesis in Progress  3-6 credits


Comprehensive Exam (9 semester credit hours):

Applied Electives (0-9 semester credit hours) 

Graduate-level courses to be selected with permission of faculty advisor. Choices may include, but are not limited to the Kinesiology required courses listed above.

For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the Business Office's website.

Master's in Kinesiology National Standards Matrices (xlsx)

Graduate Assistant Application (APPLY BY JUNE 1, 2016)

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Contact for More Information:

Dr. Frank Spaniol

6300 Ocean Drive Unit 5820
Corpus Christi, TX 78412-5820
Office : 361-825-3924
frank.spaniol@tamucc.edu