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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Kinesiology (KIN) MS


Contact: Dr. Dale Luy

The graduate program offers students an opportunity to pursue an interest in the discipline of Kinesiology. Successful completion of an approved program leads to the Master of Science degree. Students pursuing the Master of Science degree are required to select one of two specializations: Sport Management or Applied Exercise Science.  Candidates will be required to complete a three-credit capstone with a choice of thesis, an approved special studies, or internship requirement.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates required to submit:

  • application for graduate study with non-refundable fee;
  • official transcript conferring bachelor’s degree (minimum 3.0 GPA) from an accredited institution. Students with less than a 3.0 can be accepted on a provisional basis upon review and approval of the Program Coordinator



 All degree candidates must successfuly complete the required core, a specialization, and supporting electives and a capstone

Specialization (choose one): 15 credits

 All students must choose one of two specializations: 

  • Sport Management
  • Applied Exercise Science


Sport Management (15 credits)

The Sport Management specialization provides a body of knowledge essential to leadership positions in the field of sport in both the public and private sector.  Students may choose from any of the below courses or other KIN courses approved by the Program Coordinator to satisfy the Sport Management specialization. 

Applied Exercise Science (15 credits)

The Applied Exercise Science specialization provides an in-depth study for those wishing to explore further the science of human movement and exercise.  Students can choose from any of the below KIN courses or other courses as approved by the Program Coordinator to satisfy the Applied Exercise Science specialization.  

Electives (6 credits)

All students are required to choose 6 credits of electives which can be chosen from any of the KIN courses offered.  Electives should be chosen with the guidance of the Program Coordinator. 

Total Credit Hours: 30 credits

State Authorization

McDaniel is an approved institutional member of the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). Membership in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses/programs offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. For more information about SARA, including the states currently participating in the agreement, visit http://www.nc.sara.org.

SARA membership allows McDaniel to accept and deliver our programs/courses online to students in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Students who reside in California, currently the only state not a member of SARA, should contact the admissions office prior to application to verify if you are eligible to participate in the online program of interest.

For more information about state authorization requirements and complaint resolution, visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/academics/graduate-professional-studies/state-authorization-requirements-complaints-resolution