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Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Five options are under the Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology. The core courses for thesis students are KIN 696 and 698. The core course for comprehensive examination students is KIN 696.

Option in Coaching and Student-Athlete Development

1. Required Courses (24 units):

  • KIN 512 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport (3)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing; admission into the Kinesiology Graduate Sport Management Program; or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 541 Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)
    Prerequisite: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended)
  • KIN 562 Advanced Strength and Conditioning
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301
  • KIN 575 Psychology of Coaching (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • KIN 577 Sport in U.S. Culture (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 332 or equivalent.
  • KIN 579 Psychology of Injury (3)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor
  • KIN 630 Seminar in Motor Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 312 and KIN 696 (may be taken concurrently)
  • KIN 696 Research Methods and Statistical Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: Undergraduate major in Kinesiology or related field, undergraduate Statistic course or equivalent.

2. Electives (6 units)

Select two from the following list of elective courses:

  • KIN 529, KIN 573, KIN 572, KIN 560, KIN 568, KIN 578, KIN 597 or KIN 697, KIN 633;

3. Select either A or B (6 units):

  • A. Thesis/Project: KIN 698 Thesis/Project (6 units)
  • B. Pass written and oral portions of Comprehensive Exam and complete six (6) units chosen from Elective Courses listed above.

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