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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Option in Individualized Program, and Generalized Areas (Master of Arts)

Option in Individualized Studies

This option is designed to provide the student with curriculum activities that combine one or more option areas into a program of study. This option is developed by the student with the advisement of a graduate faculty member and/or the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. A statement of rationale for the proposal must accompany the program of study.


1. Required Course (3 units)

KIN 696 Research Methods & Statistical Analysis (3);

2. Select A or B (33 units):

A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units) and complete 27 advisor approved Elective units focused on a specific theme of study.

B.  Pass written and oral portions of Comprehensive Exam and complete 33 advisor-approved Elective units focused on a specific theme of study.

3. Complete at least seventy percent (70%) of the minimum units required for the program of study in courses at the 500 and 600 levels, including double-numbered courses (400/500). At least fifty percent (50%) of the units required for the degree shall be in courses organized primarily for graduate students.

Contact Information

For answers to questions regarding the Individualized Individualized Program, and Generalized Areas, contact Grant Hill, Ph.D.