Course requirements for the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology include a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of graduate work plus any undergraduate courses deemed necessary to correct deficiencies in the student's background. This degree program is designed to prepare professionals for leadership roles as physical educators or exercise specialists. This degree program prepares students for advanced graduate work or careers in the following emphasis areas: exercise science or physical education. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.
These degree program emphases provide concentrations of graduate level courses which are designed to facilitate preparation for attainment of professional certifications in kinesiology fields. These include: American College of Sports Medicine certifications (certified clinical exercise physiologist and certified exercise physiologist); National Strength and Conditioning Association certifications (certified strength and conditioning specialists), and state of Mississippi AA teacher licensure for physical education.
Requirements for Kinesiology: Physical Education Emphasis
Students wishing to pursue careers in the instruction of movement and fitness activities in school and nonschool settings should pursue this emphasis within the degree program.
Special Program Requirements
Students seeking Mississippi AA teacher licensure must presently have an A Mississippi standard teacher licensure and must select this emphasis within the kinesiology degree. This master's degree program is available fully online via Internet.
A comprehensive exam is required for all master's students and must be passed before proceeding to graduation. A 3.0 GPA is required for graduation.