Graduate 2019-2020

Sport and Exercise Science M.S. — Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 33 Credits

See “Sport and Exercise Science M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits (21 hours)

SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science

3

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

SES 625Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research

3

SES 636Motivation

3

SES 635Exercise and Sports Psychology

3

SES 665Advanced Sociological Kinesiology

3

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SES 625: Laboratory Techniques in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Select one of the following courses (3 credits)

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SES 626Metabolism

3

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

Elective credits must have the approval of the program advisor and must satisfy the Thesis option or the Non-Thesis option.

The following courses are recommended electives:

GERO 625Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

3

PSY 664Advanced Social Psychology

3

SES 680Perspectives in Sport Pedagogy

3

SOC 532Social Psychology and Group Dynamics

3

SRM 680Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

 

Thesis Option

SES 699 Thesis (6 Credits)

The thesis option may be included as elective hours within a student's program. The thesis option requires the completion of a research study, including problems development with data collections and appropriate analysis. The thesis will be completed in a format consistent with UNC Graduate School guidelines. Students must request approval from their advisor to complete the Thesis and the Student's advisory and at least one additional UNC faculty member will comprise the thesis committee.

 

Non-Thesis Option

The Comprehensive Examination must be completed by those students who do not complete the thesis. The comprehensive examination will consist of a written portion, which will be sequestered. Comprehensive examination questions will be focused primarily on content addressed in the Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity emphasis area. However, content from required research courses and from the students elective coursework will also be include. It should be understood that the comprehensive examination and the thesis are intended to be of similar difficulty.