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Program at a Glance

College of Health Professions and Sciences
Kinesiology&Phys Thpy, Schl of
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Master of Science in Kinesiology provides an in-depth study of applied human physiology and how it relates to exercise, athletic performance and health and wellness across the lifespan.

The Master of Science in Kinesiology offers Non-Thesis options, a Thesis option, and an Anatomical Sciences Specialization for students. All options require a minimum of 36 credit hours, with at least 18 credit hours of coursework at the 6000 level. All students are automatically placed in the Non-Thesis option. Students wishing to pursue the Thesis option must receive approval from the graduate program director and have a commitment from a faculty member to serve as the thesis committee chair. Due to limited enrollment, students wishing to pursue the Anatomical Sciences Specialization must also receive approval from the graduate program director.

Students in the Non-Thesis option are required to participate in a practicum APK 6946 that will serve as their culminating graduate experience or take an independent learning experience ( PET 6910 - Problem Analysis - Review of Literature ) that involves a detailed literature review specific to a subject area of the student's interest under the supervision of graduate faculty.

The Anatomical Sciences Specialization provides a depth of understanding of the anatomical sciences and substantial hands-on experience in the gross anatomy laboratory. Students interested in pursuing the Anatomical Sciences Graduate Certificate ( must gain admission to the certificate program and complete the specified electives, which may be substituted for elective courses listed below.

Total Credit Hours Required: 36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

April 1
July 1
November 1
January 15

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Applied Exercise Physiologist
  • Clinical Exercise Physiologist
  • Kinesiotherapist

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