Kinesiology, M.Sc. in United States

University of Illinois at Chicago

Study in:United States
202 days
Deadline: 15 Jan 2020


Kinesiology and nutrition are multidisciplinary fields that draw upon and integrate subject matter from a variety of disciplines. The Master of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a terminal degree (i.e., not leading to a PhD) is most appropriate for students who wish to apply and critically evaluate their knowledge through practice in healthcare or industry settings and can be combined, for example, with focused course work in other fields such as nutrition, public health, toxicology, business, or education. Doctoral studies are also available and are designed to lead to academic research and teaching careers or to research careers in government or industry.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Bioenergetics
  • Advanced Exercise Programming and Assessment
  • Selected Topics in Kinesiology
  • Psychology and Promotion of Exercise, Health, and Sport Behavior
  • Qualitative Research in Kinesiology and Nutrition
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Biomechanics
  • Movement Neuroscience
  • Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement
  • Psychology of Motor Control and Learning

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today’s graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections – Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 – 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 – 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Baccalaureate Field – Applicants for graduate study may come from the entire spectrum of undergraduate fields, or from other health professions such as medicine or nursing. Some applicants may not meet all course prerequisites without having to take selected additional undergraduate course work. Minimum prerequisites for full admission to graduate study can be obtained from the department.
  • Minimum English Competency Test Score
  • Letters of Recommendation – Three required.
  • Personal Statement – Required.

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