Matthew S. Ganio
Department Head
306 HPER Building
479-575-2857
msganio@uark.edu

Paul Calleja
Assistant Department Head
306C HPER Building
479-575-2854
pcallej@uark.edu

Kinesiology Program Website

Degrees Conferred:
M.S. in Kinesiology (KINS)
Ph.D. in Health, Sport and Exercise Science (HSES)

Program Description: The Kinesiology program prepares students with the competencies necessary to pursue career opportunities as ACSM certified fitness directors (M.S. Exercise Science concentration), clinical directors of a hospital or a clinically based program which performs rehabilitation services in the realm of movement for people with disabilities (M.S. Adapted Movement Science concentration), as teachers/scholars and leaders in a University-housed Kinesiology/Exercise Science program and Human Performance Laboratory setting (Ph.D. Kinesiology - Exercise Science concentration), and/or Pedagogy faculty settings (Ph.D. Kinesiology - Pedagogy concentration). The minimum number of credit hours for the M.S. degree is 33 and 60 hours are required for the Ph.D.

Areas of Concentration for the Master of Science Degree: Adapted movement science. Areas of specialization within the Exercise Science Concentration include biomechanics, exercise management, and exercise physiology.

M.S. in Kinesiology with Exercise Concentration

Prerequisites to Degree Program: For acceptance to the master’s degree programs, the program area requires, in addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an undergraduate degree in kinesiology or in a related field and the following admission standards: an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 and 2.99, the student must have a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (excluding student teaching), or a GRE score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the general test.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree: Candidates for the M.S. degree in kinesiology with a concentration in either adapted movement science or exercise science must complete 27 semester hours of graduate work and a thesis or 33 semester hours without a thesis. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required for graduation. In addition, all degree candidates must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination.

Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to master's degrees.

 Exercise Science Concentration: (33 hours)

Required Research Component
ESRM 5393Statistics in Education and Health Professions3
or ESRM 6403 Educational Statistics and Data Processing
HHPR 5353Research in Health, Human Performance and Recreation3
Required Courses
EXSC 5513Physiology Exercise I3
EXSC 5323Biomechanics I3
EXSC 5593Practicum in Laboratory Instrumentation3
Required Project or Thesis
KINS 589VIndependent Research3-6
or KINS 600V Master's Thesis
Approved Electives12-15
Total Hours33

M.S. in Kinesiology with Adaptive Movement Science Concentration

Prerequisites to Degree Program: For acceptance to the master’s degree programs, the program area requires, in addition to the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School, an undergraduate degree in kinesiology or in a related field and the following admission standards: an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or if the overall undergraduate GPA is between 2.70 and 2.99, the student must have a 3.00 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (excluding student teaching), or a GRE score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the general test.

Requirements for the Master of Science Degree: Candidates for the M.S. degree in kinesiology with a concentration in either adapted movement science or exercise science must complete 27 semester hours of graduate work and a thesis or 33 semester hours without a thesis. A graduate GPA of 3.0 or better is required for graduation. In addition, all degree candidates must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination.

Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to master's degrees.

Adapted Movement Science Concentration: (33 hours)

Required Research Component
ESRM 5393Statistics in Education and Health Professions3
or ESRM 6403 Educational Statistics and Data Processing
HHPR 5353Research in Health, Human Performance and Recreation3
Required Courses
EXSC 5323Biomechanics I3
EXSC 5513Physiology Exercise I3
KINS 5423Assessment and Prescriptive Programming in Adapted Movement Science3
KINS 5413Adapted Movement Science3
Required Project or Thesis
KINS 589VIndependent Research3-6
or KINS 600V Master's Thesis
Approved Electives9-12
Total Hours33

Courses

KINS 5413. Adapted Movement Science. 3 Hours.

Methods and techniques for working with individuals with disabilities in an adapted movement science.

KINS 5423. Assessment and Prescriptive Programming in Adapted Movement Science. 3 Hours.

Instruction in the assessment, prescription, and use of instruction methods, materials, and equipment relevant to working with people with disabilities.

KINS 5493. Practicum in Adapted Physical Education. 3 Hours.

Deals with the application of skills, knowledge and concepts necessary for planning, organizing and conducting adapted physical education programs through supervised field experiences.

KINS 574V. Internship. 1-6 Hour.

Internship. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

KINS 589V. Independent Research. 1-3 Hour.

Development, implementation, and completion of basic or applied research project. Prerequisite: Admission to the KINSMS degree program. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

KINS 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Master's Thesis. May be repeated for degree credit.

KINS 605V. Independent Study. 1-3 Hour.

Provides students with an opportunity to pursue special study of educational problems. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

KINS 674V. Internship. 1-3 Hour.

Internship. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.