The Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) allows highly motivated students concentrating in Exercise Science to take courses that dual count toward the BSE in Kinesiology degree as well as toward an MA in Kinesiology degree (with coursework focusing on Exercise Science). Students admitted to the program take 12 hours of 500-level coursework during the senior year. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, students can take an additional 18 hours of coursework during year 5 in order to complete the 30-hour MA degree. Students are not obligated to complete the master’s degree and choosing not to complete it will not adversely affect the ability to earn the BSE degree.

Eligibility

Students may begin the AMP after 90 or more hours have been earned, so this means they would normally apply to the Graduate School during the final semester of the junior year.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • have completed 90 hours toward their BSE in Kinesiology degree (Exercise Science Concentration)
  • have an overall GPA of at least 3.3
  • achieve a composite score of 300 or higher on the GRE (students with scores below 300 may still be considered for conditional admission if other requirements are met)
  • have taken (or be enrolled in) KIN 303 before applying

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Wingo, AMP coordinator for Exercise Science, at jwingo@ua.edu.