The Kinesiology Graduate Program is focused upon the study of human beings engaged in physical activity.
The program is designed to ensure that graduate students are exposed to the breadth and depth of classical and contemporary knowledge in the component areas of the field. It takes advantage of the finest things about Saint Mary's College: an interest in the student as a person, an emphasis on shared inquiry and critical thinking and a respect for new and different ways of knowing. The curriculum is designed to offer three options for degree completion: sports studies for teachers and coaches; sport management for those interested in managing sport organizations primarily within educational settings; and fitness management for those wishing to manage fitness and wellness programs in schools and private organizations.
Though most students come to the program with degrees in Kinesiology or related academic areas, many others have degrees from diverse fields like sociology, environmental science, nutritional science and English. They are united by their interest in teaching and coaching in this discipline and many are already working professionals in the field. Most are from the San Francisco Bay Area, though our summer-based curriculum option allows some to travel here from distant areas.