Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
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Stretch yourself further with combined bachelor's and master's degrees in kinesiology at UNT.
The grad track Kinesiology program at the University of North Texas provides students with an in-depth understanding of the professional literature, trends and research being conducted in kinesiology, health promotion, and recreation. You'll earn an undergrad degree and a master's in less time.

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Why Earn a Combined Kinesiology Bachelor's and Master's?

The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation offers a grad track option for existing UNT undergraduate students majoring in kinesiology. In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of twelve hours of graduate courses while completing the BS degree. These credits will be counted toward both the BS and MS degrees.

The primary purposes of the program in kinesiology are to provide students with an understanding of basic research methodology; to acquaint students with the professional literature, trends and research being conducted in kinesiology; and to enable students to develop a concentration in exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, sport pedagogy/physical education, or sport pedagogy with physical education certification.

Marketable Skills
  • Design/conduct/measure/evaluate scientific studies
  • Identify/develop/assess training programs
  • Identify/develop training plans for varied skill levels
  • Network/collaborate with other kinesiology professionals
  • Communicate scientific findings in lay terms

Combined Kinesiology Degrees Highlights

You'll learn from faculty members who've been recognized for their teaching and research by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport
College of Education ranked 1st in the North Texas region among public graduate schools, 3rd among public graduate schools in Texas, 68th among public graduate schools and 89th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in physiology, health and nutrition related to exercise.
The Exercise Metabolism Laboratory, the Neuromuscular Exercise Laboratory, the Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory, the Body Composition Laboratory, and aerobic exercise training and teaching areas have state-of-the-art equipment for scientific study.
Our Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence produces the most comprehensive and cutting-edge sport psychology services available to individuals, coaches, leaders, teams and groups.
The Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory works to improve school-aged students’ health through research, increasing public awareness and policy advocacy. Equipment includes active virtual reality systems, video game systems, a pediatric exercise ergometer, pediatric table and pedometers.

What Can You do With a Combined Kinesiology Bachelor's and Master's?

Career opportunities for graduates are generally found in the private sector with health clubs, wellness centers, corporations, rehabilitation centers, athletic groups and other private groups; or within the teaching profession as teachers, coaches, athletic trainers and administrators.

Combined Kinesiology Degrees Courses You Could Take

Research Perspectives in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation (3hrs)
Research techniques and their application to the research process in kinesiology, health promotion and recreation.
Sport and Exercise Psychology (3hrs)
Introduces students to the science of psychology in sport and exercise settings. Topics include motivation, mental preparation strategies, arousal-performance relationship, exercise adherence, and exercise and mental health.
Quantitative Procedures in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3 hrs)
In-depth study of analysis techniques necessary for scientific investigations in exercise and sport. Emphasis is placed on computer applications, advanced data analysis, techniques and interpretation of resulting analyses.
Physiology of Exercise (3 hrs)
Functional responses of the human body during movement; emphasis on elementary principles and basic research underlying a sound, safe and healthy exercise regimen.
Master’s Thesis (3-6 hrs)
To be scheduled only with consent of department. 6 hours credit required. No credit assigned until thesis has been completed and filed with the graduate school. Continuous enrollment required once work on thesis has begun.
Motor Behavior (3hrs)
Examination of the major behavioral processes and control mechanics underlying the learning and performance of motor skills.

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