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Estimated Completion

Non-Thesis Track - 30 Credit Hours (18+ months)

Thesis Track - 36 Credit Hours (18+ months) 

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Graduate Studies

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M.S. in Kinesiology

Overview

The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career within the kinesiology and sports industry. The M.S. in Kinesiology offers a flexible curriculum to meet your specific needs and interests.

 The Department of Kinesiology offers the following graduate concentrations:

  • Athletic Administration prepares you for administration of athletic programs at the youth sport, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. (Certificate)
  • Health and Wellness prepares you for opportunities in health, fitness, rehabilitative, and wellness professions. (Certificate) 
  • Sports Medicine prepares you for the care of athletes and the physically active. (Certificate)
  • Interdisciplinary allows you to combine courses which best fit your interests and apply them to your professional career.
  • The Thesis option provides research opportunities to help you build upon your thesis as the focus of your degree program. A certificate program may also be included in this concentration. 

Each degree concentration requires the completion of 30 credit hours.

Designed With You in Mind

There are three 9-credit hour certificate programs available. Certificates are designed to help you improve your competencies in the respective fields by developing new skills and in-depth knowledge, which are the requisites for assuming roles of increased responsibility and leadership.

Accreditations

Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

Plan Your Future

Student teacher in a classroom

Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE)

Highly motivated individuals who've earned their bachelor's degree can join TMATE to become certified school teachers. Through TMATE, students can earn their teaching certification while working toward their master's degree. Learn how to join this well-known alternative teacher certification program.

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Career Opportunities

A Master of Science in Kinesiology offers you many different career opportunities including:

  • Sports medicine
  • Teaching and coaching
  • Health and wellness
  • Athletic administration
  • Recreation administration
Career Services

Career Services

Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:

  • Career counseling and My Plan
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • Provide educational opportunities related to movement and health
  • Provide leadership experiences through service
  • Promote the complete well-being of students; not only in their career, but in their lifetime

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
KINE 5301 Readings in Kinesiology
KINE 5303 Research in Kinesiology
KINE 5317 Leadership and Professional Development
KINE 5336 Statistics in Kinesiology

Facilities and Features

Student using the Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior

Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior

The Tarleton State University Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior is preparing students for careers in an emerging field of exercise and wellness for those with physical disabilities. The program is open to anyone desiring to gain the benefits of physical training.

TMATE teacher helping students with bingo

Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE)

Highly motivated individuals who've earned their bachelor's degree can join TMATE to become certified school teachers. Through TMATE, students can earn their teaching certification while working toward their master's degree. Learn how to join this well-known alternative teacher certification program.

Student using Clinical Exercise Research Facility

Clinical Exercise Research Facility

The Clinical Exercise Research Facility (CERF) is a great way for students to gain real-world experience. The primary objective of CERF is training students for professions in clinical, corporate, and research settings in exercise science as well as other allied health professions. A secondary objective is to provide services that are comprehensive, cost effective, and satisfactory in meeting the needs of the client.

Students doing yoga in the Rec center

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation provides several avenues for students and faculty alike to engage in activities, programs, and special events that promote the following:

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Leadership development
  • Social interaction
  • Educational opportunities

These avenues exist through programs, services, and facilities that reflect the diverse needs of the Tarleton State University family.

Student in Champions Club

Champions Club

The Champions' Club has a laid back and inviting atmosphere for students to relax between classes. This club offers the following amenities for all Kinesiology students:

  • Space for meetings and/or receptions for student organizations
  • Computer stations
  • Internship opportunities