Kinesiology Graduate Program

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Lead the way in action and sports programs

Push your career to new heights with a master’s degree in kinesiology.

Help others be fit and healthy. Guide people as a coach, teacher or administrator. Change lives through exercise, rehab and sports.

Track options

Focus on your future.

The Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology degree lets you pick a track option that matches the career you want.

Sports and human performance

Blend exercise with science. Get people active and on the move using the best methods.

Sport pedagogy

Teach and administer sports. Run classes, teams and programs.

Why earn a master’s degree in kinesiology at Missouri State?

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It’s unlike any other in the state

Earn a degree that’s one-of-a-kind in Missouri.

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Know the full picture

Your degree includes courses in sport psychology and adapted physical education. Know how body and mind affect sports and exercise.

Trainers helping patient through rehab exercise.

Business is on the rise

Careers in kinesiology are diverse and growing. The job market needs skilled professionals like you.

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Specialize in your area

Be a better coach. Give more insight as a trainer. The track options (sport pedagogy or sport and human performance) help you build a specific skill-set for your career.

Careers and outcomes

Trainer. Coach. Teacher. Expert.

Whatever you do, or want to do, your master’s degree in kinesiology helps you deliver great services.

Career options include:

  • Athletics coaching
  • Exercise practitioner
  • Research scientist
  • Teaching in educational or clinical settings (biomechanics, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning)

Set yourself apart in your field.

Immersive academics

Get ready to meet your next mentor. You'll be prepared, confident and ready for your career.

Helping you succeed

Make a smart investment in your future. Access financial aid and friendly support.