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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Exercise kinesiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Kinesiology
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Professional paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 70th percentile on the Verbal section)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

44
Applied
21
Accepted
16
Enrolled
48%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree; statement of purpose; 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 70th percentile on the Verbal section)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree/bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.25; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; personal interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

38
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.42%
Black or African American 5.26%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.63%
Two or more races 2.63%
Unknown 2.63%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 13
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomechanics of gait, factors in motor skill acquisition and performance, nutritional supplements and performance, lipoprotein biochemistry, transcranial direct current stimulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
528,238

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 453034
Las Vegas, NV  89154-3034
United States
Contact Dr. John Mercer
Professor/Acting Chair
Email: kns.chair@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-4672
Fax: 702-895-1356

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