Texas Tech University

Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology offers three distinct concentrations that allow students to direct their learning experience towards their career goal.  The Exercise Physiology concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in allied health as an ACSM-Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist or obtain a Ph.D. in exercise physiology. The Human Performance concentration is designed to prepare students for careers specializing in maximizing health and physical performance. The Motor Behavior and Exercise and Sport Psychology concentration is designed for students interested in advanced study within sport psychology and/or motor learning, development and control.    

Each concentration contains a unique curriculum, but allows elective courses to be included so that students have the flexibility to take courses that may meet their personal interests or goals.  A full list of graduate courses offered by the department can be viewed in the Course Rotation link located at the bottom of this webpage.  All concentrations take two years to complete and require a minimum of 36 credit hours to earn the Master's of Science degree.  

Upon starting the program, students are partnered with an academic adviser who will assist in course planning.  Additional learning experiences are offered to students including teaching and research opportunities.  To further enhance professional development, university and departmental scholarships and travel stipends are also available for students to attend and present their research at regional or national conferences.

KINESIOLOGY CONCENTRATIONS 

Exercise Physiology 

  • Required coursework (12 hours)
    • KIN 5315  Research Methods I
    • KIN 5334  Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
    • KIN 5335  Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology
    • KIN 5336  Skeletal Muscle Physiology
  • Must choose two (6 hours)
    • KIN 5304  Clinical Internship 
    • KIN 5337  Electrocardiography
    • KIN 6000  Thesis
    • KIN 7000  Research
  • Electives (18 hours) - must be approved by adviser

Human Performance

  • Required coursework (24 hours)
    • KIN 5315  Research Methods I
    • KIN 5317  Seminar
    • KIN 5318  Biomechanical Assessment of Human Performance
    • KIN 5338  Human Body Composition
    • KIN 5353  Research and Assessment of Muscular Performance
    • KIN 5355  Program Design for Strength and Conditioning
    • KIN 5357  Applied Neuromuscular Performance
    • KIN 5358  Sports Nutrition and Ergogenic Aids
  • Electives (12 hours) - must be approved by adviser

Motor Behavior and Exercise and Sport Psychology

  • Required coursework (12 hours)
    • KIN 5315  Research Methods I
    • KIN 5316  Research Methods II
    • KIN 5312  Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Exercise
    • KIN 5313  Applied Sport Psychology
  • Must choose two (6 hours)
    • KIN 5302  Motor Control
    • KIN 5305  Motor Learning
    • KIN 5307  Motor Development
  • Electives (18 hours) - must be approved by adviser

 


Graduate Course Rotation 

Department of Kinesiology & Sport Management

  • Address

    Box 43011, Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409
  • Phone

    806.742.3371