Graduate 2020-2021

Sport and Exercise Science M.S. — Biomechanics Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

See “Sport and Exercise Science M.S.

Degree Requirements — 33 Credits

Required Credits (18 hours)

SES 602Introduction to Research in Sport and Exercise Science

3

SES 618Biomechanics of Locomotion

3

SES 619Advanced Biomechanics

3

SES 625Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science Research

3

SES 620Neuromuscular Structure and Function

3

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SES 625: Laboratory Techniques in Biomechanics 

Select two of the following courses (6 hours):

SES 550Neural Aspects of Kinesiology

3

SES 624Advanced Developmental Kinesiology

3

SES 626Metabolism

3

SES 627Muscle Physiology

3

SES 665Advanced Sociological Kinesiology

3

Elective Credits (3-9 hours)

In consultation with a program advisor, students should choose elective credits and to satisfy the Thesis option or the Non-Thesis option. Courses not taken to meet the above requirement and courses taken from the list below of recommended elective can be used to meet the elective requirements. Other elective credits must have the approval of the program advisor.

The following courses are recommended to be used as electives

SES 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SES 632Cardiovascular Physiology

3

SES 635Exercise and Sports Psychology

3

SES 636Motivation

3

SES 692Graduate Internship in Sport and Exercise Science

1- 6

FND 555Nutrition for Fitness and Athletic Performance

3

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

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

This option is dependent on each student. Students selecting this option may complete the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and complete a graduate internship. Certifications should be completed during the last semester of course work AND prior to the Graduate School's deadline for results of written comprehensive examination (see deadlines on Graduate Schools website). Other options are available, but all options must be discussed and APPROVED but the program advisor.