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The University of Texas at Arlington
Vol LXXXVII - July 2004
Graduate Catalog 2004-2006
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     Note: This Catalog is superseded by the 2005-2006 Catalog.

Department of Kinesiology

department web page: www.uta.edu/coed/kinesiology/
department contact: kinesiology@uta.edu
graduate web page:
graduate contact:


Barry C. McKeown
112 Physical Education

Courses: KINE | Distance Learning Option

Graduate Faculty



Associate Professors

Beckham, Everhart, Fincher

Assistant Professors

Ables, Cramer, Trowbridge, Wilson

For specific information regarding graduate study in the Department of Kinesiology, please contact the Graduate Advisor at 817.272.3288 or by e-mail at kinegradcoord@uta.edu.

Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise


The program of study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Physiology of Exercise is designed to accomplish two major objectives:

Current departmental faculty members have been academically trained in, and are actively publishing in the areas of physiology of exercise and the general areas of allied health sciences. The ongoing research in these areas provides the primary focus for the M.S. program. Program graduates will be well prepared to work as researchers in exercise physiology laboratories and to enroll in doctoral programs in this content area.

Students are encouraged to present their research at state and national meetings of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The M.S. degree combined with supervised clinical experience will assist students in their preparation for ACSM's Exercise Specialist examination.

Admission Requirements

Unconditional Admission

Probationary Admission

Applicants failing to meet the unconditional admission GRE criteria or having a GPA less than 3.0 may be considered for probationary admission in which case the following additional criteria will also be considered by the Graduate Studies Committee:

Applicants admitted on probation will be required to maintain a B or better average during their first 12 hours of graduate study.

A Graduate Advisor within the Department of Kinesiology will review transcripts of prospective students to determine what prerequisites are needed prior to enrollment in courses within the proposed program. If deficiencies are identified, a pre-program of study designed to prepare the student for graduate course prerequisites will be written and signed by the prospective student and the Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available through the Department of Kinesiology. Application forms are available through the departmental web page or by calling the Department of Kinesiology. Assistantships are contingent upon admission to the M.S. program and academic background.

College of Education Dean's Master's Fellowships

When available, the Dean of the College of Education periodically offers a limited number of graduate fellowships for first-time master's students at The University of Texas at Arlington who meet all of the criteria for that specific fellowship. One criterion is that students must be unconditionally admitted to the graduate school. For more information on the fellowship, go to the College of Education Web site at www.uta.edu/coed/scholarships.

Degree Requirements

All students accepted into the Master of Science in Physiology of Exercise program will take a core of 24-semester hours including the Physiology of Exercise core and research courses. In addition, all students are required to complete six semester hours of approved electives. The student will complete their M.S. program with six credit hours of thesis work.


The grade of R (research in progress) is a permanent grade; completing course requirements in a later semester cannot change it. To receive credit for an R-graded course, the student must continue to enroll in the course until a passing grade is received.

An incomplete grade (the grade of X) cannot be given in a course that is graded R, nor can the grade of R be given in a course that is graded X. To receive credit for a course in which the student earned an X, the student must complete the course requirements. Enrolling again in the course in which an X was earned cannot change a grade of X. At the discretion of the instructor, a final grade can be assigned through a change of grade form.

Three-hour thesis courses and three- and six-hour dissertation courses are graded R/F/W only (except social work thesis courses). The grade of P (required for degree completion for students enrolled in thesis or dissertation programs) can be earned only in six- or nine-hour thesis courses and nine-hour dissertation courses. In the course listings below, R-graded courses are designated either "Graded P/F/R" or "Graded R." Occasionally, the valid grades for a course change. Students should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor or instructor for valid grade information for particular courses. (See also the sections titled "R" Grade, Credit for Research, Internship, Thesis or Dissertation Courses and Incomplete Grade in this catalog.)

Courses in Kinesiology (KINE)

Course fee information is published in the online Student Schedule of Classes. Please refer to www.uta.edu/schedule for a detailed listing of specific course fees.

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