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Master of Science in Kinesiology

 

OVERVIEW

The Masters of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.K.) degree provides the knowledge and experience to students who have a related degree (e.g. B.S. Ed. in Health and Physical Education, B.S. in exercise science, exercise physiology, health science, allied health, etc.) to enhance their professional expertise. The 36 hour program of study is individualized based upon student career goals with an emphasis on exercise science-based topics at the advanced level, advanced quantitative and qualitative research classes and other areas of specialization (such as sports coaching ) based on their science or health background. The M.S.K. degree offers a thesis (research paper with oral presentation) and non-thesis option (comprehensive written examinations and internship). Students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree would benefit from the thesis option in preparation for dissertation research. Students interested in the sports coaching certificate program and more practical hands-on experience would benefit from the non-thesis option. Most coursework is delivered through face-to-face class meetings. Although, the sports coaching certificate program is delivered fully online.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Admission: June 2

Spring Admission: November 2

Summer Admission: March 2

NOTE: All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made. Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.

NOTE: Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

CAMPUS AND PROGRAM DELIVERY

Campus: Main-Augusta

Program Delivery: Traditional/On-Campus

REQUIREMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

GPA: Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA at the Baccalaureate level. 

Minimum Degree Requirement: Minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited program and an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirements, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree earned that is the U.S. equivalency of degree required by the program. 

Official Transcripts: Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcripts should be sent to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions. To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.

Transcript/Credential Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts: An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Silny and WES are recommended. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. 

References: Name and contact information of two (2) individuals who can specifically address the applicant’s academic and professional experiences and potential for success in the program are required. It is recommended that that one academic reference and a professional reference be named.  Graduate reference forms and letters of recommendation can be submitted online only via CollegeNet. As part of the online application process, applicants provide the names and current email addresses for three individuals they have asked to serve as their referees. Once the online application is submitted, each referee will receive an email notification directing him/ her to the online site where he/she can complete the reference form and submit his/her letter of recommendation.

Standardized Tests: 

    • GRE Requirement: Test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within 5 years of the date of application.
      • All GRE scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions directly from the Education Testing Service (ETS). The institution code for submission of GRE scores to Augusta University is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
  • TOEFL Exam Scores: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English.
    • All official TOEFL scores must be official and submitted to Augusta University directly from Education Testing Service (ETS) and must be less than two years old. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
    • Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
    • Minimum scores:
      • 213 computer-based,
      • 79 internet-based, or:
      • 550 paper-based (PBT) for test takers who took the PBT prior to October 2017, and were scored on the old scoring scale of 310-677
      • No minimum for the revised paper-delivered test (PDT) taken on or after October 2017, and scored on the new scoring scale of 0-30 for each section (Listening, Reading and Writing).

Proof of Lawful Presence: In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants for admission to Augusta University are required to provide validation of lawful presence in the United States. Acceptance to the Augusta University is conditional until lawful presence is verified. ALL applicants who are U.S. Citizens must submit documentation that verifies his/her lawful presence in the United States at time of application to admissions@augusta.edu.

Testing and Disability Services: The Office of Disability  Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information please visit The Testing and Disability Services website at http://www.augusta.edu/tds/index.php or contact them at tds@augusta.edu.

NOTES:

  • While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with Augusta University's Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.
  • Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
  • Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.


Background Check: A record free of criminal and disciplinary problems.

    • Per the Augusta University Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy  (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for all graduate nursing and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards.
    • Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University.
    • Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy

Competitive applicants should have a minimum GRE score of 290 total (combined Verbal and Quantitative Scores).

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APPLICATION PROCESS

 

Applications and references are submitted via the ApplyWeb (CollegeNet) online systems. Completed applications and references will be transferred from CollegeNet systems to Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admissions (OAA) for processing into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system.  Programs will have access to applicant’s files and documents only after OAA has officially processed them into the Augusta University electronic applicant database system. 

Application materials and documents (e.g. transcripts, proof of degree, transcript evaluations, etc.) are submitted directly to and processed through Augusta University’s OAA:

Augusta University

The Office of Academic Admissions  

1120 15th Street, Benet House

Augusta, GA 30912 

Applicants can monitor OAA’s receipt and processing of their application and application documents into the Augusta University system using the online status check.  Application decisions will not be made until all official documents have been received and processed into the Augusta University’s electronic applicant database system by Augusta University’s OAA.

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your Graduate School application and supporting documents.  Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance.

Exceptions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.

Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University’s Office of Academic Admission.

Upon acceptance, please submit your Admissions Acceptance Contract and official final transcripts, if necessary to the address below or electronically to admissions@augusta.edu

Technical Standards (next step for accepted applicants): For accepted applicants to qualify for enrollment into, retention in and graduation from academic programs in The Graduate School, an individual must satisfy certain technical standards.  For more information and to review The Graduate School technical standards please visit  http://www.augusta.edu/gradstudies/nextstep/technicalstandards.php  Individual programs may have additional specific standards that also must be met. Please contact your program directly for additional program specific technical standards requirements.

Augusta University

The Office of Academic Admissions  

1120 15th Street, Benet House

Augusta, Georgia 30912 

Immunizations must be submitted to Student Health prior to enrollment.

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