Master of Science in Kinesiology

with emphasis in:

  • Applied Sport Psychology
  • Coaching
  • Exercise Science
  • Sport Administration

Applied Sport Psychology Emphasis (online)

The online M.S. in Applied Sport Psychology at Adams State is a 36-credit program that offers a wide range of courses and practical experiences in order to provide students the knowledge and skills necessary to become a sport psychology professional.  All courses are offered online which allows for greater flexibility and optimum convenience for students who hold full-time careers or cannot relocate.  Students can complete the program in two years, which includes all coursework and internships.

Required Core (9 hours):

  • KIN 503: Introduction to Research (3 hours)
  • KIN 543: Statistical Methods in KIN (3 hours)
  • KIN 585: Practicum in Kinesiology (3 hours)

Sport Psychology Requirements (27 hours):

  • KIN 504: Methods of Coaching (3 hours)
  • KIN 509: Sports Physiology (3 hours)
  • KIN 536: Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • KIN 538: Diversity & Equity in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 550: Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • KIN 560: Mental Strength & Conditioning (3 hours)
  • KIN 570: Ethics in Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • KIN 581: Case Studies in Applied Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • KIN 596: Capstone Project (3 hours)

Total Program Hours: 36

Coaching Emphasis (online)

The online Master of Science in Coaching at Adams State University is a 36-credit hour program that offers a wide range of courses and practical experiences in order to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a more highly qualified coach.

Required Core (6 hours):

  • KIN 503:  Introduction to Research (3 hours)
  • KIN 585: Practicum in Kinesiology (3 hours)

Coaching Requirements:

  • KIN 504: Methods of Coaching (3 hours)
  • KIN 509: Sport Physiology (3 hours)
  • KIN 527: Sport Law (3 hours)
  • KIN 536: Sport Psychology (3 hours)
  • KIN 538: Diversity & Equity in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 539: Strength Management & Leadership in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 556: Strategic Management & Leadership in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 520: Mental Health in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 5XX: Elective (3 hours)
  • KIN 5XX: Elective (3 hours)

Substitutions may be made with the approval of the advisor.

Total Program Hours: 36 hours

Exercise Science Emphasis (on-campus)

The Master of Science degree in Exercise Science at Adams State is a 36-credit program that offers a wide range of courses and practical experiences in order to prepare students for careers in allied health and sport performance fields. Students can complete the campus-based program in two years which includes coursework, practicum, and research requirements.

A graduate degree in Exercise Science can prepare individuals for leadership roles in corporate fitness, clinical testing, personal training, research, strength and conditioning, or preparation for doctoral-level programs in exercise science.

Required Core:

  • KIN 503: Introduction to Research (3 hours)
  • KIN 543: Statistical Methods in KIN (3 hours)
  • KIN 585: Practicum in Kinesiology (3 hours)

Exercise Science Emphasis Requirements – Thesis Option (27 hours)

  • KIN 529: Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)
  • KIN 530: HP Laboratory Internship (3 hours)
  • KIN 539: Strength and Conditioning (3 hours)
  • KIN 540: Biomechanics (3 hours)
  • KIN 545: Exercise & Sport Nutrition (3 hours)
  • KIN XXX: Elective approved by advisor (3 hours)
  • KIN 593: Master’s Thesis (6 hours)

Students must select one of the following two courses:

  • KIN 536: Sports & Exercise Psychology (3 hours) OR
  • KIN 538: Diversity & Equity in Sport (3 hours)

Exercise Science Emphasis Requirements – Capstone Option (27 hours)

  • KIN 529: Physiology of Exercise (3 hours)
  • KIN 530: HP Laboratory Internship (3 hours)
  • KIN 539: Strength and Conditioning (3 hours)
  • KIN 540: Biomechanics (3 hours)
  • KIN 545: Exercise & Sport Nutrition (3 hours)
  • KIN 596: Capstone Project (3 hours)
  • KIN XXX: Elective approved by advisor (3 hours)
  • KIN XXX: Elective approved by advisor (3 hours)

Students must select one of the following two courses:

  • KIN 536: Sports & Exercise Psychology (3 hours) OR
  • KIN 538: Diversity & Equity in Sport (3 hours)

Total Program Hours: 36

Sport Administration Emphasis (online)

The online Masters of Science in Sport Administration at Adams State University is a 36-credit program that offers a wide range of courses and practical experiences in order to prepare students for employment in sport administration related careers. The Sport Administration Emphasis has two options: a Thesis option and a capstone option.  The Thesis option will provide students the opportunity to further their research interest and prepare them for a doctoral program in sport administration. Students who do not want to pursue a Thesis may continue with the capstone option.

Required Core (6 hours):

  • KIN 503:  Introduction to Research (3 hours)
  • KIN 585: Practicum in Kinesiology (3 hours)

Sport Administration Requirements – Capstone Option (30 hours)

  • BUS 500: Leadership Skills for Managers (3 hours)
  • KIN 505: Sport Marketing & PR (3 hours)
  • KIN 515: Administration of Sport (3 hours)
  • BUS 520: Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • KIN 525: Facilities & Event Management (3 hours)
  • KIN 527: Sport Law (3 hours)
  • KIN 533: Financing Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 538: Social Aspects of Sport & PE (3 hours)
  • KIN 556: Strategic Management & Leadership in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 596: Capstone Project (3 hours)

Total Program Hours: 36

Sport Administration Requirements – Thesis Option (3o hours)

  • BUS 500: Leadership Skills for Managers (3 hours)
  • KIN 505: Sport Marketing & PR (3 hours)
  • KIN 515: Administration of Sport (3 hours)
  • BUS 520: Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
  • KIN 525: Facilities & Event Management (3 hours)
  • KIN 527: Sport Law (3 hours)
  • KIN 533: Financing Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 556: Strategic Management & Leadership in Sport (3 hours)
  • KIN 591: Thesis Proposal (3 hoursS)
  • KIN 593: Thesis (3 hours)

Total Program Hours: 36