Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Your Path to the Finish Line

Our Master of Arts in Kinesiology Program provides you with personal attention and guidance found in smaller institutions, while providing you with distinguished faculty, an introduction to an expanded Bay Area sports network, and a personalized education aimed to help you reach your career goals.

Personalize Your Curriculum

With unique electives and personalized internship opportunities, Saint Mary’s provides you with more ways to earn a multifaceted master’s degree in Kinesiology than any other school in the Bay Area. Our concentrations are designed to help you select the courses that best fit your career goals:

Sport Studies: Teaching, coaching, and sport administration

Sport Management: Managing sport at a variety of organizational levels

Fitness Management: Managing fitness and wellness programs

Gain Hands-On Experience

Each year the MA Kinesiology program offers different opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience. For more information about these positions, please click here.

  • Graduate Student Coordinator Fellowships
    The students hired for these positions will be eligible to receive an academic scholarship (up to $2,500), in addition to being paid hourly.
    • Athletics Compliance & Student Services
    • Athletics Event Operations & Facilities 
    • Athletics External Operations 
    • Athletics Strength & Conditioning 
    • Campus Recreation 
  • Graduate Student Teaching Opportunities
    The students hired for these positions will be paid via a stipend throughout the semester.
    • Undergraduate Physical Education Courses 
  • Department of Kinesiology Student Employment Opportunities
    The students hired for these positions will be paid hourly throughout the year.
    • Human Performance Lab 
    • Social Media, Marketing, & Alumni Engagement Coordinator 

Set Your Own Pace

Saint Mary’s offers the opportunity to complete your degree in 14-26 months. We work with students to develop an academic plan that works specifically with their interests and goals, and to establish a specific timeline to graduation.

Spring Start (Full-Time) Sample Curriculum Plan

Fall Start (Full-Time) Sample Curriculum Plan

Interested in seeing a sample curriculum plan for part-time students? Contact our Program Manager, Joo Ae Chu for more information at or (925) 631-8834.

Apply Today! 

Next Application Deadline: May 15, 2022 is the Priority Deadline for the Fall 2022 semester to be eligible for scholarships.  The general deadline for Fall 2022 is August 1, 2022.

COVID-19 Update (04/27/21):: In Fall 2021, courses are scheduled to be delivered in-person. We’re looking forward to being in the classroom together again!

We offer a spring and fall semester start. Apply for the term that works best for you!

Student Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available to incoming students (up to $3,000 each) and returning students! 
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