The Master of Arts in Kinesiology program is designed to ensure that graduate students are exposed to classical and contemporary knowledge in the component areas of the field while allowing them to specialize in one of three distinct concentrations: Sport Studies, Sport Management, and Fitness Management.

Sport Studies

The Sport Studies curriculum prepares graduates for careers in *teaching, coaching and sport administration in elementary, secondary and collegiate educational settings. It matches the interests and needs of the student with those of the faculty in a broad range of coursework in liberal arts, exercise science, and administration.

*If you need your teaching credential please apply separately to the Kalmanovitz School of Education.

Sport Management

The Sport Management curriculum prepares graduates for management careers in a variety of sport organizations. Coursework is focused on liberal arts, business, and management. Internship opportunities with leading sport organizations and agencies are encouraged.

Fitness Management

The Fitness Management curriculum prepares students for management careers in fitness organizations. It matches the interests and needs of the student with those of the faculty in a wide range of coursework in liberal arts, exercise science, and management. Internship opportunities with a variety of fitness and strength and conditioning organizations are available.

Degree Requirements

All students must complete 30 units of coursework, including 5 core courses, and either comprehensive examinations or a thesis. All coursework must be completed with a B grade or better and students must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout their time in the program.

These requirements may be completed in an intensive 14-months or an extended 25-months.

14-Month Option

The 14-month course of study typically involves two intensive summer sessions with the remainder of the units to be taken during the intermediate fall and spring terms. Comprehensive examinations are taken at the end of the second summer.

A fall start is also available which involves two fall terms and the remainder of the units being taken during the intermediate spring and summer terms. Comprehensive examinations are taken at the end of the second fall term.

25-Month Option

The 25-month course of study typically involves two intensive summer sessions with the remainder of the classes taken slowly over several fall and spring terms. Comprehensive examinations are taken at the end of the third summer or fall term depending on when the student began taking classes. Students in this option may also choose to write a thesis in lieu of taking the comprehensive examinations.

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