Master of Science in Kinesiology Online (KINO)
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.
GetEducated.com ranks the Kinesiology Online program #16 on its Best Buy list in the category of Most Affordable Online Masters in Education.
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|
|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|
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.
|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.
Dr. Sandor Dorgo
(915) 747-7222 (prefers e-mail)
Dr. James Eldridge
(432) 552-2331 (prefers e-mail)
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Kinesiology
Dr. Zasha Romero
Institution Contributing Courses
Dr. Alberto Cordova
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.