Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology, Preparation Course

Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology, Preparation Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, KY,
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The M.S. in Kinesiology program has three concentrations: Exercise Physiology, Corporate Health Management, and Fitness Management. The Exercise Physiology concentration is offered on campus and includes lecture classes, seminars, and laboratory experience. The Corporate Health Management and Fitness Management concentrations will be launched in Fall 2013 and both will be offered online. 

The core courses that are common to each of the three programs will be offered in the format appropriate to the specific concentration, i.e. core courses for exercise physiology students will be offered on campus, while the core courses for each of the online concentrations will also be offered online for those students.

This Kinesiology - Exercise Physiology program is offered by Western Kentucky University.

The minors within the school include Athletic Coaching, Nonprofit Administration, Outdoor Leadership, Physical Education, Community Recreation, and Tourism.

Whether the market is teaching physical education in a school system, coaching an athletic team, working with the physical handicapped, heading a recreation program, working in therapeutic recreation, in outdoor education or other recreation settings, Western offers fully accredited preparation programs to support these career choices.

To facilitate this preparation, Western Kentucky University's School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport has designed rigorous professional preparation programs of study.


Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Programme Structure

Course Included
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Motor Learning and Control
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Measurement and Evaluation
  • Advanced Statistics in Kinesiology
  • Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription
  • Laboratory Methods
  • Seminar in Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Capstone Research Experience
  • Thesis Research
For more information, please check the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

ESLI Level

Pre-Placement Requirements

Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

Basic- General English

  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Preparatory- General English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A
Foundations- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103
Intermediate- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133
Pre-University- Academic English
  • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
  • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
  • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

    Pre-Placement Requirements:

    • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
    • All score reports will be verified upon submission
    • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
    • *Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      10353 USD/semester
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      10353 USD/semester
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State Applies to you

      10353 USD/semester
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 10353 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Housing: $3,750

    Living costs for Bowling Green

    • 900 - 1400 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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