Curriculum

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 concentrations: Sport Studies, Sport Management, or Fitness Management.

Program Concentrations 

Sport Studies

The Sport Studies curriculum prepares graduates for careers in *teaching, coaching, and sport administration in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary 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 and recreational organizations, primarily within educational settings. 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.

Summer Start (Full-Time) Sample Curriculum Plan

Fall Start (Full-Time) Sample Curriculum Plan

Please be sure to check out our course descriptions to learn more about our curriculum and when courses are typically offered each semester.

Degree Requirements

All students must complete 30 units of coursework, including five (5) core courses, and comprehensive examinations. 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.

Full-Time Option

If taking courses full-time, requirements may be completed in as quickly as 14-16 months depending on a student's start term.

Part-Time Option

If taking courses part-time, these requirements may be completed anywhere between 18 and 26 months, depending on a student's start term and how many units they plan to take each semester.

Students meet with the Graduate Program Director in advance of their first term to develop an academic plan that works specifically with their interests and goals, and to establish a specific time to graduation.