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

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.

* Exercise Science and Rehabilitation
* Sport Science

Program Heads

Office Hours
Leung, Raymond Graduate Deputy 718-951-5514 4th Fl West Quad rleung @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment


Admission Requirements

Department Kinesiology
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions: transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation.
Submit essay on academic interests and goals , and other relevant information with application. Refer to instructions at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/graduate/apply.php .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79


Matriculation requirements

Applicants must offer at least one undergraduate course in each of the following: human physiology, human anatomy, physiology of exercise, and biomechanics. 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 basic techniques of weightlifting and body conditioning. This may be done by completion of a 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

All newly admitted graduate students in any program should ensure that Kinesiology 7000X Research Methods and Design is taken in their first semester of enrollment.

Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Students selecting the track in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation are required to complete the following plus 2 additional 7000-level courses in the Department provided they have met the appropriate prerequisites (other courses may be taken with the approval of the Graduate Deputy or Chairperson):

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 Internship 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 Exercise Testing and Prescription may take an additional elective in place of Kinesiology 7250X. Students matriculating in this track must have a current CPR certification prior to graduation at a level equivalent to American Safety and Health Institute CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer.

Sport Science

Students selecting the track in Sport Science must take the following courses:

Kinesiology 7100X Technology in Kinesiology
Kinesiology 7250X Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Kinesiology 7364X Biomechanics of Sport Performance
Kinesiology 7365X Biomechanics of Orthopedic Injury
Kinesiology 7370X Research Seminar in Sport Science

Students in either track 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.