May 24, 2019
The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to (a) progress in a professional career in exercise and fitness, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, physical education teaching, or community leadership; and (b) embark on further graduate study in a doctoral program in Kinesiology or a related discipline.
Admission to the Program
Graduate degree applicants must meet the University requirements for admission which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. To be admitted into the Master of Science degree program in Kinesiology, applicants must also meet the following:
A. Grade point average of at least 2.75 in last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted
B. Appropriate undergraduate preparation for desired specialization within the discipline of Kinesiology
C. Two letters of recommendation
D. Statement of goals for graduate study
E. Submission of GRE general test scores
Requirements for the Degree (34 units)
A total of 34 units are required for graduation. This includes the common core (9 units), an option (21 units), and a culminating experience (4 units). At least 22 units must be at the 5000-level, and at least 22units must be in Kinesiology. No more than 9 units of KIN 5980, Graduate Directed Study, may be included. To develop the 34-unit course of study, each student consults with an assigned graduate adviser who must approve the courses selected. Approval of the student’s graduate adviser is a specific prerequisite for enrollment in KIN 5990, Thesis or Project, and students must enroll in a total of 4 units to complete this course.
Common Core (9 units)
Complete the following:
Options (21 units)
Complete one of the following:
Option I: Exercise Science (21 units)
This Option prepares students for advanced professional positions in the fitness and rehabilitation exercise industries, and for advanced doctoral study.
Required Courses (21 units):
Select one of the following:
Option II: Pedagogy and Physical Activity (21 units)
This Option prepares students for advancement in professional positions involving teaching physical education in schools and leading physical activities in community-based organizations, and for advanced doctoral study.
Required Courses (9 units):
Culminating Experience (4 units)
Students in all Options must complete one of the following:
Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the State of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work.
See School credential adviser for requirements for a supplementary authorization in physical education.