Jul 15, 2024  
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2024-2025 University of Wyoming Catalog

Kinesiology and Health, Exercise and Sport Science Emphasis, M.S.


Master of Science with Emphasis in Exercise and Sport Science is designed for students who want to pursue doctoral degrees and careers in exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor learning and control, physical activity and lifespan development, etc.

Plan A (Thesis)

The Plan A option of the Master of Science degree in ESS is designed to prepare students for careers in one of the subdisciplines (e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, motor learning and control, physical activity and lifespan development, etc.).

All students complete a series of general required courses and a concentration of courses in their specific ESS subdiscipline. The ESS area of emphasis involves a minimum of thirty (30) total credit hours of coursework, a thesis, and a final oral examination. In addition to the ten (10) hours of general required courses, at least fifteen (15) credit hours of other courses must be HLED and KIN courses.

General Required Courses (10 Credits)


May substitute STAT 5060, STAT 5070 STAT 5080 ; or EDRE 5600  or EDRE 5640 . Decision made in conjunction with the advisor.

Specialized Required Courses (9-15 Credits)


  • Area of specialization will include three to five courses (9-15 hours) within the student’s chosen ESS subdiscipline. Your advisor will identify courses to be taken specific to the selected area of emphasis.

Elective Courses (Minimum 6 Credits)


  • Students are encouraged to complete at least one of their elective course selections from outside the Division of Kinesiology and Health. All elective course decisions must be made in conjunction with your advisor.

Notes about Coursework:

  • Thesis Research: Maximum of 4 credit hours of Thesis Research (KIN 5960 ) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.

  • Investigations in Kinesiology and Health: No credit hours of Investigations in Kinesiology and Health (KIN 5080 ) may contribute to the Plan A (Thesis) Degree Program.

  • Independent Study Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Individual Problems (HLED 5097 /KIN 5097 ) or Special Problems (HLED 5587/KIN 5587 ) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.

  • Practicum/Internship Coursework: Maximum of 3-credit hours of Practicum in College Teaching (KIN 5900 ) or Internship (KIN 5990 ) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.

  • 4000 Level Coursework: Maximum of two 4000 level courses (3 or 4 credit hours each) may contribute to the 25 credit hours from the Division of Kinesiology and Health and the 30 total credit hours.