Master's Degree Programs

We offer master’s degree programs that are structured around a broad science-based curriculum. Each program includes coursework that covers topics related to physical rehabilitation, human biomechanics, motor learning, and control.

Students can choose to pursue an M.S., which focuses more on research with either a thesis or report. Those who wish to go on to pursue a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science are encouraged to take this route.

Alternatively, students can pursue an M.Ed. which focuses on coursework. M.Ed. students will come out of the program ready to work in applied fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or teaching.

Master’s Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers three master’s degree programs:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) with Thesis (minimum of 30 credit hours);
  • Master of Science (M.S.) with Report (minimum of 33 credit hours);
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) without Thesis or Report (minimum of 36 credit hours)

Each student will take a set of required courses and electives from within the department. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with their advisor to select supporting coursework from outside of the Kinesiology and Health Education Department.

Students must ensure they can meet the prerequisite requirements for their degree before applying to the Rehabilitation and Movement Science master’s program.