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The Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science is an ideal program for those planning to explore careers in wellness, fitness and sports performance. The program provides a solid foundation in biomechanics, exercise physiology and nutrition with a strong emphasis on research.

The program prepares students for careers or advancement in human performance, wellness, fitness, recovery, therapy, ergonomics, and other fields involving humans in motion at work, home, or during competition.

 

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Non-Thesis)

Pre

Num

Title

Cr Hrs

FALL
2018

SPRING2019

SUM
2019

Core Curriculum:

KES

501

 Graduate Research Methods

3

X

 

 

KES

600

Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

 

X

 

KES

650

Theories of Strength & Conditioning

3

X

 

 

KES

590

Seminar

3

X

 

 

KES

622

Sport Nutrition

3

 

 

X

KES

654

Adv. Biomechanics

3

X

X

X

KES

652

Motor Behavior

3

X

X

X

KES

798

Service Project

3

 

X

X

KES

797

Graduate Internship

3

X

X

X

KES

 

Free Elective

3

X

X

X

Total number of hours required for degree

30

 

 

 

 

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Thesis Option)

Pre

Num

Title

Cr Hrs

FALL
2018

SPRING2019

SUM
2019

Core Curriculum:

KES

601

 Graduate Research Methods

3

X

 

 

KES

650

Theories of Strength & Conditioning

3

X

 

 

KES

600

Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

 

X

 

KES

590

Seminar

3

X

 

 

KES

652

Motor Behavior

3

 

 

X

KES

622

Sport Nutrition

3

X

X

X

KES

595

Practicum

3

X

X

X

KES

798

Service Project

3

 

X

X

KES

799

Thesis

3-6

X

X

X

Total number of hours required for degree

30-33

 

 

 

 

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science Course Descriptions

KES 501 Research Methods

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of how to read, present, and interpret data involved in exercise science research. This course will also prepare students to design experiments, analyze data, evaluate results, and report findings.

KES 552 Motor Behavior

The course covers a lifespan view of motor learning, motor control, and motor development. The development of each of the body systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, integument) is related to function throughout the lifespan.

KES 590 Seminar

This is an interactive course in which students investigate applications used in exercise science by experts in the field and report on the scientific efficacy and application of these practices.  The course also involves application of theory using various case studies throughout the semester.

KES 600 Exercise Testing and Prescription

This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess different areas of physical fitness and prescribe individual and special populations exercise programs based on these objective measures.

KES 622 Sport Nutrition

This course investigates the science of food relative to human performance, nutrition, and health education. Areas of emphasis include nutrient chemistry, function, and interactions; energy consumption and metabolism; and resources for nutrition education.

KES 654 Advanced Biomechanics

This course will involve the study of the biomechanical principles that contribute to human performance. Laboratory and practical application of the biomechanical principles of human performance as it applies to various sport activities will be emphasized.

KES 650 Theories of Strength & Conditioning

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the physiological, biomechanical, and administrative aspects of designing and supervising strength and conditioning programs for various populations.

KES 797 Graduate Internship

This graduate course is a supervised experience in which the student can implement theories and practices in a professional setting under the direction of a qualified administrator. Students will participate in either a full or part-time experience that fits their personal interest for exposure to various professional areas of Exercise Science.

KES 798 Professional Service Project

This course will assist in developing practical programming that includes supervised pre-professional practice in approved service agencies or organizations. This involves participation in planning, conducting, and evaluating, supervisory, and levels of leadership within a major organization structure.

KES 799 Thesis

This optional course is the collimation of the M.S. degree, resulting in a substantive paper that involves original collection or treatment of data and/or results. Students selecting the thesis option must receive a commitment from a faculty member.

Requirements to Earn Your College of Saint Mary Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science

To earn your Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, you must complete 30-33 credit hours.

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

 

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • Completed College of Saint Mary Graduate Program application form
  • Official transcripts from institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees
  • $30 application fee
  • Resumé
  • Interview with program director
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience (preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in bachelor’s degree program

Academic Description

The Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science is an ideal program for those planning to explore careers in wellness, fitness and sports performance. The program provides a solid foundation in biomechanics, exercise physiology and nutrition with a strong emphasis on research.

The program prepares students for careers or advancement in human performance, wellness, fitness, recovery, therapy, ergonomics, and other fields involving humans in motion at work, home, or during competition.

 

Accreditation

The Assurance of Accreditation

The assurance of regional accreditation means that our degrees have been evaluated for their outcomes — including how well they prepare you to meet the needs of your employers, yourself and our global society.  College of Saint Mary is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

 

Admissions Requirements

Requirements for Admission to College of Saint Mary

  • Completed College of Saint Mary Graduate Program application form
  • Official transcripts from institution accredited to award bachelor’s degrees
  • $30 application fee
  • Resumé
  • Interview with program director
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience (preferred)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in bachelor’s degree program

Curriculum

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Non-Thesis)

Pre

Num

Title

Cr Hrs

FALL
2018

SPRING2019

SUM
2019

Core Curriculum:

KES

501

 Graduate Research Methods

3

X

 

 

KES

600

Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

 

X

 

KES

650

Theories of Strength & Conditioning

3

X

 

 

KES

590

Seminar

3

X

 

 

KES

622

Sport Nutrition

3

 

 

X

KES

654

Adv. Biomechanics

3

X

X

X

KES

652

Motor Behavior

3

X

X

X

KES

798

Service Project

3

 

X

X

KES

797

Graduate Internship

3

X

X

X

KES

 

Free Elective

3

X

X

X

Total number of hours required for degree

30

 

 

 

 

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science (Thesis Option)

Pre

Num

Title

Cr Hrs

FALL
2018

SPRING2019

SUM
2019

Core Curriculum:

KES

601

 Graduate Research Methods

3

X

 

 

KES

650

Theories of Strength & Conditioning

3

X

 

 

KES

600

Exercise Testing & Prescription

3

 

X

 

KES

590

Seminar

3

X

 

 

KES

652

Motor Behavior

3

 

 

X

KES

622

Sport Nutrition

3

X

X

X

KES

595

Practicum

3

X

X

X

KES

798

Service Project

3

 

X

X

KES

799

Thesis

3-6

X

X

X

Total number of hours required for degree

30-33

 

 

 

 

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science Course Descriptions

KES 501 Research Methods

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an advanced understanding of how to read, present, and interpret data involved in exercise science research. This course will also prepare students to design experiments, analyze data, evaluate results, and report findings.

KES 552 Motor Behavior

The course covers a lifespan view of motor learning, motor control, and motor development. The development of each of the body systems (musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, integument) is related to function throughout the lifespan.

KES 590 Seminar

This is an interactive course in which students investigate applications used in exercise science by experts in the field and report on the scientific efficacy and application of these practices.  The course also involves application of theory using various case studies throughout the semester.

KES 600 Exercise Testing and Prescription

This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess different areas of physical fitness and prescribe individual and special populations exercise programs based on these objective measures.

KES 622 Sport Nutrition

This course investigates the science of food relative to human performance, nutrition, and health education. Areas of emphasis include nutrient chemistry, function, and interactions; energy consumption and metabolism; and resources for nutrition education.

KES 654 Advanced Biomechanics

This course will involve the study of the biomechanical principles that contribute to human performance. Laboratory and practical application of the biomechanical principles of human performance as it applies to various sport activities will be emphasized.

KES 650 Theories of Strength & Conditioning

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the physiological, biomechanical, and administrative aspects of designing and supervising strength and conditioning programs for various populations.

KES 797 Graduate Internship

This graduate course is a supervised experience in which the student can implement theories and practices in a professional setting under the direction of a qualified administrator. Students will participate in either a full or part-time experience that fits their personal interest for exposure to various professional areas of Exercise Science.

KES 798 Professional Service Project

This course will assist in developing practical programming that includes supervised pre-professional practice in approved service agencies or organizations. This involves participation in planning, conducting, and evaluating, supervisory, and levels of leadership within a major organization structure.

KES 799 Thesis

This optional course is the collimation of the M.S. degree, resulting in a substantive paper that involves original collection or treatment of data and/or results. Students selecting the thesis option must receive a commitment from a faculty member.

Degree Requirements

Requirements to Earn Your College of Saint Mary Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology & Exercise Science

To earn your Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, you must complete 30-33 credit hours.