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Master of Science in Kinesiology

Master of Science in Kinesiology--Clinical Exercise Science
Degree requirements for students in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management are established by the faculty of the school and may change. Students are bound by rules and regulations established by the faculty at the time of their initial matriculation as a graduate student. Every graduate student will be assigned an advisor who will help cooperatively plan their course of study depending on experiences and education objectives. The Master of Science degree consists of a 18 hour core of major topics in kinesiology and human performance and an additional 18 hours of elective courses, of which a minimum of 9 must be completed in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management.

Required Courses

  • HPER-K 530 Mechanical Analysis of Human Performance (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 535 Physiological Basis of Human Performance (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 542 Neuromuscular Control of Human Movement (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 562 Exercise in Health and Disease I (3 cr.)
  • HPER-T 590 Introduction to Research in Human Performance (3 cr.)
  • HPER- T 591 Interpretation of Data in Human Performance (3 cr.) OR BIOS-G 651 Introduction to Biostatistics I (3 cr.)

Total: 18 credit hours

Elective Courses (Non-Thesis=18 credit hours; Thesis=9 credit hours)

  • HPER-K 532 Clinical Biomechanics (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 500 Muscle Physiology (3 cr.)
  • GRAD-G 819 Basic Bone Biology (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 563 Cardiac Assessment in Exercise Testing (2 cr.)
  • HPER-K 564 Exercise in Health and Disease II (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 500 Special Variable Topics (EMG, Gait Analysis, Cardiac Testing) (3 cr.)
  • ANAT-D 850 Gross Anatomy (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-F 503 Human Physiology (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-F 708 Cardiac & Coronary Physiology of Exercise (1 cr.)
  • HPER-K 553 Physical Activity & Disease (3 cr.)
  • SHRS-W 661 Theories of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 533 Advanced Theories of High Level Performance (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 552 Problems in Adapted Physical Education (3 cr.)
  • SHRS-N 500 Nutrition I (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 525 Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 602 Independent Research (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 576 Measurement & Evaluation in Physical Education (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 601 Readings in Physical Education (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 560 Corporate Fitness & Wellness (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 545 Childhood Motor Development (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 541 Nature of Motor Skills (3 cr.)

Research Courses for Thesis Students

  • HPER-T 592 Statistical Techniques of Research in Health, Physical Education & Recreation (3 cr.) OR BIOS-G 652 Introduction to Biostatistics II (3 cr.)
  • HPER-K 602 Thesis Option--Independent Research Hours (5 cr.)
  • HPER-K 699 Independent Research (3 cr.)
  • GRAD-N 802 Techniques of Effective Grant Writing (3 cr.)
  • RAD-G 504 Introduction to Research Ethics (2-3 cr.)

Total:  11 credit hours

Quality points are assigned for purposes of determining the cumulative grade point average as follows: A+ or A = 4 credit points; A– = 3.7; B+ = 3.3; B = 3.0; B– = 2.7; C+ = 2.3; C = 2.0; C– = 1.7; D+ = 1.3; D = 1.0; D– = 0.7; F = 0. No points are assigned for grades of Incomplete (I), Satisfactory (S), Pass (P) or Withdrawn (W).

All graduate students are expected to maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students whose average falls below this level will be placed on probation. Grades below C– will not count toward degree requirements; however, all grades earned in courses taken for graduate credit will be included in the calculation of the grade point average.

Transfer of credit
A maximum of 9 credit hours of graduate work may be transferred from other institutions for application to the master’s degree program. The admission committee will determine the distribution and acceptance of those transfer hours at the time of admission. Once students have enrolled in the Master of Science degree program in the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, they must receive advance approval from the advisor and department chair to take work at another institution for transfer to IUPUI. This limitation does not apply to work taken at any other Indiana University campus.

Transfer credit bearing grades of Pass (P) or Satisfactory (S) cannot be accepted unless there is official documentation for the transferring institution to verify that these grades are equivalent to at least a B on a graduate grading scale. No credit can be transferred for a course that cannot be officially documented as carrying graduate credit.

Students planning to graduate from the Master of Science program in December should apply for graduation by May 1st; May graduates by October 1st and August graduates by February 1st.  The student should file an application for graduation with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management Recorder, Physical Education/Natatorium building. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing, understanding and completing all degree requirements in a timely manner. IUPUI holds a single Commencement ceremony in May each year. To participate in Commencement activities, the student must have completed all degree requirements by the previous December or expect to complete them no later than August following the May Commencement exercises.