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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology and Sport Studies, M.A. (Exercise Physiology and Performance Concentration)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

Linda Raines;; 423-439-6158

Satoshi Mizuguchi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology and Performance Program Coordinator
Box 70671
(423) 439-4265

Michael Ramsey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Interim Department Chair
Box 70671
(423) 439-4375

Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Sport Studies

The Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences offers the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with concentrations in Exercise Physiology and Performance, and Sport Management. These concentrations are designed to prepare students in rehabilitation programs; corporate and community wellness programs, athletic administration, sport management, motorsport management, and advanced graduate studies.

Program Admission Requirements

The following are required for admission into the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences graduate program:

  1. An undergraduate degree in physical education, exercise science, sport management, or closely related field;

  2. GRE scores (Sport Management concentration will accept GMAT in lieu of GRE);

  3. 2.7 cumulative undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale;

  4. Resume and contact information for at least three academic references;

  5. Essay explaining goals and reasons for desiring to study with the Department of KLSS and ETSU.

Degree Requirements

All graduate students in the M.A. in Kinesiology and Sport Studies graduate program are required to take the following core courses:

Total Core Hours Required: 9 Credit Hours


In addition to the nine-hour core listed above, requirements for each concentration are listed below. Other program electives may be arranged in consultation with the program coordinator.

Exercise Physiology and Performance Concentration

Students may choose to emphasize one of the following tracks:

  1. Research – specialize in research and/or seek advanced studies (i.e.,doctoral degree)
  2. Coaching & Sports Performance – specialize in coaching and performance enhancement in sports (cooperative program with sport management)

Total Concentration Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Track Requirements

Total Option: 15 Credit Hours

Research Track Electives: 6 Credit Hours

All electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator.

Total Option: 12 Credit Hours

Coaching and Sports Performance Track Electives: 9 Credit Hours

All electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator.

Total Hours Required for Degree: 36 Credit Hours

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