Health and Kinesiology (M.S.)
Basic Degree Information/Description
The Master of Science degree in Health and Kinesiology is designed for students seeking advanced preparation for teaching physical and health education in school and community settings, and pursuing careers in areas related to kinesiology or health. It is intended to offer students the opportunity to expand content knowledge and to apply such information to become more effective teachers and leaders. Graduates of this program pursue careers as teachers, coaches, researchers, supervisors, health workers, and administrators in the education, health, and private sectors. In addition, the program is also designed for students who wish to continue their studies at other universities at the doctoral level.
Why pursue an M.S. in Health and Kinesiology degree from UTSA?
- We are the only M.S. program in Health and Kinesiology in San Antonio.
- A student friendly faculty.
- A strong faculty research program.
- Non-thesis option: Minimum 36 semester credit hours including 9 required hours, 18 prescribed elective hours, and 9 free elective hours.
- Thesis option: Minimum 33 semester credit hours including 9 required hours, 12 prescribed elective hours, 6 free elective hours, and 6 thesis hours.
- For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
| Required Degree
||Bachelor's degree. Applicants whose undergraduate major was not in Kinesiology or Health may be required to take 6 semester credit hours of undergraduate leveling courses. These courses will be decided by the student's faculty advisor.
|Other Degree Requirements
||Individuals who do not meet the University-wide graduate admission grade point average standard may be required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for consideration in admission decisions.
| General University Requirements
||Must meet university wide requirements .
||A completed a Graduate School application.
||Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
| Resume or Curriculum Vitae
||A professional résumé.
| Letters of Recommendation
||Applicants are required to submit two professional references.
| Statement of Purpose
||Statement of Purpose is required. Please indicate in your statement of purpose which area of specialization you intend to follow if admitted: Health, Exercise Science, or Sport Pedagogy . (For the courses included in each specialization option, you can refer to the UTSA Graduate Catalog by clicking here .)
| Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America.
- An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
- Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
- Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429, email@example.com, or online at https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/ .
- If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
| International Applicants
||Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
- IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
- TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
Career Options Available for a M.S. in Health and Kinesiology Graduate:
- Education: teaching at public schools and at universities/colleges
- Business: sports administration, including coaching at high school and colleges.
- Medical: advanced training for physical therapy and medical school
- Local/State/Federal positions in community and public health, health research, and other related areas.
Research taking place in the Health and Kinesiology program:
- Dr. Sara Oswalt and Dr. Tammy Wyatt-"Somos Fuertes: Strong Women Making Health Choices"- program that increases access to sex education and risk behaviors for women.
- Dr. William Cooke- intervention for trauma patients and combat soldiers, Dept. of Defense, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.
- For more detailed info on current research, please visit the department website: https://hcap.utsa.edu/kinesiology/research/
- GA applications, as well as the general listing of scholarships on the graduate school website .
Course Scheduling and Offerings:
- Most graduate classes are offered from 6 PM to 8:45 PM; some classes offered online.
- This particular program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.