Department of Health and Kinesiology
October 24, 2016
Dr. Lin Wang
Kinesiology (MS) Program Director
(956) 665-2311

Department of Health & Kinesiology
Physical Education Complex – HPE I 1.110
Phone: (956) 665-3501
Fax: (956) 665-3502
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Master of Science in Kinesiology
Program Overview/Accolades


The mission of the Department of Health and Kinesiology’s graduate program is to prepare graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of physical activity and wellness concepts.

Although programs can be individualized, the basic degree requirements are the same for all Kinesiology graduate students at UT Pan American. Whether students take all their courses online or combine online with traditional classes, their program requirements are the same. By providing a combination of traditional classes and the Web-based classes, the Kinesiology faculty at UTPA is attempting to meet the professional needs and aspirations of their graduate students.

Why a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology….We have the EXPERTS!...

  • Dr. Jung-il Oh received Colleague Outstanding New Faculty Research Award in 2011 and Colleague Outstanding New Faculty Teaching Award in 2012
  • Dr. Layne Jorgensen received Colleague Outstanding Service Award in 2011

Dedicated graduate faculty are here to help you grow personally and professionally. A master's degree in Kinesiology will help students function professionally in a changing and diverse society through quality instruction as well as affordable and innovative education with traditional face to face or online courses. In striving to better serve our students, the H&K graduate program shares data amongst faculty to identify and analyze areas for enhancement and to address complications that may hinder student success.


Time to Degree: 2 years

Total Credit Hours: 36 hours* (*30 hours + 6 Thesis hours OR 33 hours + 3 hours of Independent Research)

Options: Traditional and Online programs

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