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2021-2022 Catalog
Health Science: Kinesiology/Lifestyle Medicine (Master of Science in Health)

Program Description for Health Science

Major: Health Science Concentration: Kinesiology/Lifestyle Medicine Degree: Master of Science in Health


The requirements listed below are prerequisites for the Master of Science in Health (MSH)- Health Science major in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine (KALM). The course numbers listed below are the ones offered at the University of North Florida. Any substitutions to these requirements are made at the time of evaluation for admission into the MSH Program.

  • BSC2085c - Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
  • BSC2086c - Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
  • CHM2045/2045L - General Chemistry I with lab
  • STA2014 - Elementary Statistics

Core Requirements (33 credits)

APK6336 PA Epidemiology & Evid Review (3 Credits)

APK6116C Exercise Phys & Lab Techniques (3 Credits)

PHC6050 Public Health Biostats I (3 Credits)

APK6111C Medical Exercise Physiology (3 Credits)

APK6107C Cardiovas Ex Phys and ECG (3 Credits)

APK6127C Human Physiological Assessment (3 Credits)

APK6057 Research in KALM (3 Credits)

APK6176 Adv Concepts Strength Training (3 Credits)

APK6235C PA Measurement (3 Credits)

APK6415 Behavioral Medicine (3 Credits)

APK5332 Pharmacology for Chronic Disea (3 Credits)

Internships (6 credits)

Students who choose the thesis option will complete a six- credit research thesis. Non-thesis students may complete either a three or six credit internship or project. A six- credit internship project would fulfill the 39 credit degree requirement; the three-credit option would require students to take a three-credit elective to fulfill the 39-credit requirement.

THESIS Thesis option

  • Six credits in APK6972 - Thesis in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine are required.

INTERN/PRO Internship/Project option

  • Three or six credits in APK6942 Internship or Project in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine are required. If choosing a three-credit option, take a three-credit elective from the options below:
  • APK6056 Special Topics in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine
  • PHC6003 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (check schedule)*
  • HSC6509 Nutritional Epidemiology (check schedule)*
  • EDA6930 Grant Development and Project Design (check schedule)*
  • HUN7788 Nutritional Genomics (check schedule)*
  • APK6900 Independent Study in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine
  • PHI5605 Ethics
  • APK6135 Periodization
  • APK6327 Seminar in Kinesiology and Lifestyle Medicine *Distance learning (DL) course