Degree Requirements and Courses

Specific requirements for each master’s and doctoral degree program in Rehabilitation and Movement Science are outlined below. All organized graduate courses (i.e., not including Directed Research or Internship) must be taken for a letter grade. Courses taken outside of Rehabilitation and Movement Science may be taken on a credit/no credit basis (with adviser’s approval), as allowed by the Graduate School (i.e., no more than 6 credit hours, or 20% of the hours on the Program of Work). All graduate students, except for non-thesis masters students and doctoral students who are in candidacy, must enroll in KIN 197 Research Problems every year.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) without Thesis or Report (minimum 36 hours)

  • One adviser-approved graduate statistics or research methods course   3 hours
    • Either "Proposal Writing" or adviser-approved graduate statistics course (see list)    
  • Internship or culminating experience (e.g., KIN397P)   3 hours
  • 12 hours of graduate Rehabilitation and Movement Science courses that include:
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Performance and Learning
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases
    • KIN 395  Biomechanics in Clinical Settings
  • 18 additional hours of adviser-approved coursework, of which:
    • No more than 9 hours may be "Independent Study" (e.g., KIN 396T or 397)
    • No more than 6 hours may be taken outside the department.
  • No more than 6 hours of undergraduate coursework (which must be upper-division and may not include required prerequisites) may be counted

Masters of Science (M.S.) with Report (minimum 33 hours)

  • One adviser-approved graduate statistics or research methods course  3 hours
    • Either "Proposal Writing" or adviser-approved graduate statistics course (see list)    
  • KIN 396T Directed Research & KIN 398R Report   6 hours
  • KIN 382 Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques   3 hours
  • 12 hours of graduate Rehabilitation and Movement Science courses that include:
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Performance and Learning
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases
    • KIN 395  Biomechanics in Clinical Settings
  • 9 hours of adviser-approved coursework, of which:
    • No more than 6 hours may be taken outside the department
  • No more than 6 hours of undergraduate coursework (which must be upper-division and may not include required prerequisites) may be counted

Master of Science (M.S.) with Thesis (minimum 30 hours)

  • KIN 386 Research Methods (choose 1 of 2 options)   3 hours 
    Either "Proposal Writing" or "Grant Writing" (second year masters students only)
  • At least one adviser-approved graduate statistics course (see list)   3 hours
  • KIN 698A & 698B - Thesis  6 hours
  • KIN 382 Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques   3 hours
  • 12 hours of graduate Rehabilitation and Movement Science courses that include:
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Performance and Learning
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases
    • KIN 395  Biomechanics in Clinical Settings
  • 3 hours of adviser-approved coursework
  • No more than 6 hours of undergraduate coursework (which must be upper-division and may not include required prerequisites) may be counted

Ph.D. Required Coursework

  • 15 hours of graduate Rehabilitation and Movement Science courses that include:             
    • KIN 382  Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Performance and Learning
    • KIN 395  Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases
    • KIN 395  Biomechanics in Clinical Settings
  • Directed/Independent Study and/or doctoral seminar (minimum 12 hours)
    • KIN 197  Doctoral seminar (each long semester in at least the first 2 years)
    • At least 8 additional hours of directed research
  • Statistics and Grant Writing (minimum 9 hours)
    • KIN 386 Research Methods: Grant Writing
    • At least two adviser-approved graduate statistics or research methods courses
  • Supporting coursework outside Department (minimum 6 hours)
    • At least two adviser-approved courses
  • Dissertation (minimum 18 hours)
    • KIN 999R/999W Dissertation
  • No more than 6 hours of undergraduate coursework (which must be upper-division and may not include required prerequisites) may be counted

Department Courses

Organized Courses in Rehabilitation and Movement Science

  • KIN 382    Motor Development Assessment
  • KIN 395    Biomechanics in Clinical Settings
  • KIN 395    Biomechanics of Sport
  • KIN 395    Motor Control: Performance and Learning
  • KIN 395    Motor Control: Neuromuscular Bases
  • KIN 395    Neuromuscular Aspects of Fatigue and Training
  • KIN 395    Children’s Exercise and Physical Activity
  • KIN 395    Neuromuscular Mechanisms of Physical Rehabilitation

Research Methods Course Options

  • KIN 386    Research Methods:  Proposal Writing
  • KIN 386    Research Methods:  Grant Writing
  • KIN 386    Research Methods:  Applied Research Techniques

Laboratory Techniques Course

  • KIN 382    Biomechanics Laboratory Techniques

Sample Graduate Statistics Courses

  • EDP 380E   Fundamental Statistics
  • EDP 380P   Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDP 482K   Experimental Design and Statistical Inference
  • EDP 382K   Correlation and Regression
  • EDP 382K   Survey of Multivariate Methods
  • SSC 382     Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • SSC 385     Topics in Applied Statistics: Experimental Design
  • SSC 385     Topics in Applied Statistics: Applied Regression
  • SSC 385     Topics in Applied Statistics: Applied Multivariate Methods

Sample Non-department Courses

Rehabilitation and Movement Science students may take a variety of non-departmental courses to complement their degree plan and programs of study.

  • ANT 392L Physical Anthropology: Morphology/Evolution
  • ANT 391L Analysis of Primate Anatomy
  • BCH 395J Genes/Genomes/Gene Expression
  • BIO 365S Human Systems Physiology
  • BIO 382K Informatics/Data Analyses Life Science
  • BIO 384K Human Variation
  • BME 385J Adv Written Comm Intl Eng Stud
  • BME 385J Adv Oral Comm Intl Eng Stud
  • N 382 Sociocultural Influences on Health
  • N 396C Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NEU 185D Responsible Conduct of Science
  • NEU 383C Functional Neuroanatomy
  • NEU 385L Neurobiology of Disease
  • NEU 394P Grant Writing Behavioral Biological Science
  • NEU 394P Sensory Motor Systems
  • NEU 482T Principles of Neuroscience I
  • NEU 383T Principles of Neuroscience II
  • NEU 394P Career Dev for Neuroscientists
  • NTR 390 Principles of Epidemiology in Nutritional Science
  • NTR 390 Molecular Nutritional Science
  • PGS 384T Advanced Epidemiology
  • PGS 386C Cellular/Systems Physiology I
  • PGS 384S Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PGS 386D Cellular/System Physiology II
  • PGS 388C Intro Bioorganic Chemistry
  • PSY 184R Data Analysis with R
  • SOC 389K Human Mortality
  • SOC 395L Race and the Body
  • SOC 395J Gender, Health, and Society