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Division of Kinesiology and Health

College of Health Sciences

Kinesiology & Health Graduate Programs

Graduate students in the program earn a master of science (M.S.) degree in Kinesiology and Health. 

Admission into the M.S. degree program is open to students who have obtained an undergraduate degree with a major program of study in exercise and sport science, health, or physical education teacher education. Students who have undergraduate degrees in areas outside of kinesiology and health may be granted provisional admission with the requirement of completing undergraduate coursework in kinesiology and/or health during their first year of graduate study. When applying, students are required to have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 point scale), three letters of recommendation, a letter of intent, and a minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 291 on the Graduate Record Examination for admission. For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 540 on the written exam, or 76 on the Internet-based test, is required for full admission of students not having English as their first language. We will also accept official IELTS scores. A minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS exam is required for full admission of students not having English as their first language.


Two options are available to on-campus graduate students in the Division of Kinesiology and Health:

  • Plan A (thesis) option
  • Plan B (non-thesis) option
With either option, there are three areas of emphasis to choose from:  1) exercise and sport science, 2) health, or 3) physical education teacher education.

Areas of Emphasis:
Exercise and Sport Science - Plan A (thesis)
Exercise and Sport Science - Plan B (non-thesis)
Physical Education Teacher Education - Plan A (thesis)
Physical Education Teacher Education - Plan B (non-thesis)


The M.S. in Kinesiology and Health is also offered off-campus to distance students as a Plan B (non-thesis) option. The area of emphasis for the distance program is physical education teacher education.

Area of Emphasis:
Kinesiology and Health (distance) - Physical Education Teaching Only



Expectations and Outcomes for Graduate Students in Kinesiology & Health

How to Apply

Additional questions?  Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. Tucker Readdy, at (307)766-2354 or  

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