M.S. degree program in exercise science and rehabilitation
HEGIS code 1299.30
NYS SED program code 89178

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This Master of Science degree program is designed to teach students about human movement, exercise physiology, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sport psychology, and biomechanics. It is designed for students who want to work in these fields, advance their knowledge beyond their undergraduate education, perhaps to prepare for study at the doctoral level. This program does not lead to New York State licensure nor does it allow students to engage in any practice which is restricted to licensed professionals.

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Admission Requirements

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Fall Application Deadline Program has suspended enrollment until further notice
Spring Application Deadline Program has suspended enrollment until further notice
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'

2. Two letters of recommendation.

3. Submit essay on academic interests and goals


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A


This program is not accepting applications as of Spring 2022. There are currently no courses being offered under the KINS course designation.
Matriculation requirements
Applicants must offer at least one undergraduate course in each of the following: human physiology, human anatomy, physiology of exercise, and biomechanics or applied musculo-skeletal anatomy. A course in physics and a course in chemistry are recommended. Competitive applicants typically have undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science or Physical Education. Other degrees may also provide appropriate educational background (i.e. Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, etc). Students must also demonstrate proficiency in advanced techniques of weightlifting and body conditioning. This may be done by completion of an advanced course in the subject, appropriate certification by a nationally recognized organization (e.g., NSCA), or proof of at least one year of practical experience in the field.

Applicants who meet the general matriculation requirements of the college may be accepted for matriculation conditionally. A graduate student may meet such matriculation conditions by completing appropriate courses in the Brooklyn College undergraduate division.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.
Degree requirements
Thirty-six credits are required for the degree.

All students must complete the following foundational courses:

Kinesiology 7000X Research Methods and Design
Kinesiology 7059X Advanced Physiology of Exercise
Kinesiology 7154X Sport and Exercise Psychology
Kinesiology 7263X Biomechanics

Students should take Kinesiology 7000X Research Methods and Design in their first semester of enrollment.

Students are required to complete the following:

Kinesiology 7250X Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Kinesiology 7260X Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Kinesiology 7262X Electrocardiography #
Kinesiology 7267X Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation @
Kinesiology 7279X Nutrition and Exercise
Kinesiology 7290X Practicum in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

# Kinesiology 7262X should be taken in first semester of matriculation
@ Kinesiology 7267X should be taken in second semester of matriculation

Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate course in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription may take an additional elective in place of Kinesiology 7250X, students who have completed an undergraduate course in Sport or Exercise Nutrition may take an additional elective in place of Kinesiology 7279X. Students matriculating in this program must have a current CPR certification prior to graduation at a level equivalent to American Safety and Health Institute Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer.

Students may select additional credits from any 7000 level course offered by the Department of Kinesiology to fulfill the 36-credit requirement provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites. Other elective courses may be selected with the approval of the Graduate Deputy or Department Chair.