University of Texas Online Consortium

Master of Science in Kinesiology Online (KINO)

Admission Requirements · Degree Requirements · Courses · Institutions and Advisors
Committee · Getting Started

Welcome to the Master of Science in Kinesiology Online (KINO) program. Obtain your master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB), or the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and enjoy the the flexibility of online, Web-based instruction through the UT Online Consortium (UTOC). The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) also offers courses in the program.

The combined resources of four University of Texas System universities allow you access to online graduate courses designed to meet your academic, professional and lifestyle needs as a physical educator, a coach, or other professional interested in the science of people in motion. Students wanting to participate in the KINO program should apply for admission to one of the three UT System universities offering the degree, enroll and complete that institution's degree requirements.

All courses can be completed online. Each participating university will accept courses from the other institutions to satisfy the degree requirements.

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Admission Requirements

The admission requirements listed below are for unconditional acceptance to the particular master's degree program indicated. Provisional or conditional admission standards for students who do not qualify for unconditional acceptance do exist on each campus. Consult the graduate faculty advisor or the graduate catalog at the home campus for details.

Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology or Related Area yes yes yes
GRE Required yes yes no
Undergraduate GPA 3.0 3.0 upper div 3.0 upper div
TOEFL Score (only if English 2nd language) 550 550 500
Letters of Recommendation no no yes

Degree Requirements

Use the information provided in the table below to compare the degree requirements of the three participating universities. There are additional similarities and differences among the programs, such as the courses required for the degree. For a more detailed description of the specific degree requirements at the three degree-granting universities, visit the participating Institutions websites or contact the graduate faculty advisors.

Hours 36 36 36
Practicum no no no
Capstone Experience thesis or project thesis or project thesis or project
Final Exam oral defense oral defense oral defense
Maximum Years to Finish 6 8 7


Link to a listing of the available courses in the degree program. To see which courses are currently open for registration, link to the Course Schedule, select Kinesiology Online (KINO) from the UTOC Program menu and click the Search button. You may also use the Course Inventory to view a complete list of all courses currently being offered in the program, as well as the semesters in which they have been offered.

Participating Institutions and Advisors

Degree-Granting Institutions

UT El Paso

Dr. Sandor Dorgo

Associate Professor
(915) 747-7222 (prefers e-mail)

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Kinesiology (currently not accepting new applicants)
Campus Program Information

UT Permian Basin

Dr. James Eldridge

Associate Professor
(432) 552-2331 (prefers e-mail)

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Kinesiology

UT Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Zasha Romero

Assistant Professor
(956) 665-2881

Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Kinesiology
Campus Program Information

Institution Contributing Courses

UT San Antonio

Dr. Alberto Cordova

Assistant Professor
(210) 458-6226


The KINO Academic Affairs Committee has developed a Handbook of Operating Procedures for the KINO program.

Getting Started

To participate in the KINO program, you must choose a home campus by applying to and being accepted by one of the three degree-granting universities. Students can apply for admission using the ApplyTexas website. Criteria, procedures and deadlines for admission vary slightly from one university to another, but are predominantly the same as the traditional residence programs. Consult the participating universities for specific details.

Link to Enrollment Services for more information on admissions, registration and course access.