Kinesiology and Social Work Dual Degree (M.S./M.S.W.)

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Social Work and Kinesiology

Dual-degree Social Work and Kinesiology students take classes simultaneously over the course of two-and-and-half years in both Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education and complete a minimum of 77 credits for graduation. This includes two internships, one during their first year of study, and a second specialized block placement internship over the summer following the second year of study, which concentrates on the utilization and application of adventure therapy in an agency setting. This block placement internship may occur in New England or in other appropriate settings across the U.S. Students are required to also complete either a master thesis or an advanced studies project during their last year of study, which is supervised by faculty in Kinesiology: Outdoor Education.

Admission Requirements

Dual degree applicants in Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education must meet the requirements for both Social Work and Kinesiology: Outdoor Education. Please note, dual degree applicants must submit two different applications, one for the M.S.W. program and one for the M. S. in Kinesiology.  Applicants should check each program for their requirements which may be different. GREs are required.

Dual degree applications are due by February 1st.

For additional information regarding the Social Work/KIN dual degree admission requirements, contact Anita Tucker at or visit the dual degree website at:

Social Work and Kinesiology Dual Degree Program MSW/MS Courses

SW 820Social Welfare Policy I3
SW 830Social Work Practice I3
SW 840Implications of Race, Culture, and Oppression for Social Work Practice3
SW 850Human Behavior and the Social Environment I (HBSE I)3
SW 880Field Internship I (seminar and concurrent two­day/week internship/academic year)3
KIN 882Therapeutic Applications of Adventure Programming4
SW 860Research Methods in Social Work3
SW 831Social Work Practice II: Practice in Small Groups and Community Organizations3
SW 851Human Behavior and the Social Environment II (HBSE II)3
SW 881Field Internship II3
KIN 883Pysch Factors of Adventure Ed4
SW 930Advanced General Practice III: Clinical Assessment and Intervention3
SW 962Data Analysis and Statistics3
SW 952Human Behavior and the Social Environment III3
KIN 897Advanced Topics in Outdoor Education2-6
SW 931Advanced Generalist Practice IV: Community and Administrative Practice3
KIN 886Organization and Administration of Outdoor Education Programs4
SW 865Adventure Therapy: Facillitation and Processing of the Experience3
KIN 887
SW 926Social Welfare Policy II3
SW 982Field Internship III4
SW 983Field Internship IV4
KIN 884Historical Foundations of Outdoor Experiential Education4
Total Credits71-75