This program is a post-professional degree designed for working health and fitness professionals. This online degree is focused on developing experts to be clinical leaders in kinesiology, exercise science, health, and fitness. Students develop skills to help lead their community and advance their practice. They gain comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in functional anatomy, exercise physiology and kinesiology, behavior change, functional assessment and exercise program design.

This program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has five specialty track options: exercise & sports psychology, geriatric exercise science, sports conditioning, corrective exercise & orthopedic rehabilitation, and adaptive sports.

  • Chair: Tracie Rogers, PhD
  • Credits: 42 (single track), 45 (dual track)
  • Cost/Credit: $491
  • Total Cost: $20,622 (single track), 22,095 (dual track)
  • Length: 2 years on average (5-year max)

Overview

A.T. Still University’s Master of Science in Kinesiology is a post-professional degree designed for working health and fitness professionals. This online degree is focused on developing experts to be clinical leaders in kinesiology, exercise science, health, and fitness.

In this exceptional online master’s program, you will develop skills to help lead your community and advance your practice. You will gain comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in functional anatomy, exercise physiology, and kinesiology, behavior change, functional assessment and exercise program design.

Offered through the College of Graduate Health Studies, this graduate-level online Kinesiology degree focuses on evidence-based research allowing clinicians working with clients, patients, and populations to immediately apply what they’ve learned. The program elevates sports medicine, exercise and fitness professionals by enhancing knowledge, skills, and abilities in the design and maintenance of exercise science programs, and serves as a valuable source of credibility to health professionals, athletic organizations, educators, club owners, coaches, and fitness department managers.

As a post-professional exercise science program, this broad-scope health, and fitness degree was developed to build on the foundation of your experience in exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics or related fields. A bachelor’s degree is required, and prospective exercise science students must be a health, wellness, sport, or fitness professional with at least two years of experience, or be a training professional with an NCCA accreditation or a licensed healthcare professional.

Students pursuing this Kinesiology degree will choose one of the four specialty tracks based on your unique interests and aptitudes: Sports Conditioning, Exercise and Sports Psychology, Geriatric Exercise Science, or Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation. A dual track option is available, allowing students to enroll in two of the specialty tracks.

The online Kinesiology degree program contains 42-credit hours of study (45-credit hours with a dual track option): including a week-long conference at the ATSU Human Movement Institute.

Consisting of a four-day residency in Mesa, AZ, location of ATSU’s Arizona campus, the Human Movement Institute is a unique and valuable opportunity to perform hands-on, cutting-edge work and learn the latest concepts and methodologies from industry experts. The Institute provides the opportunity to obtain face-to-face practical mentoring while building relationships with peers and faculty to develop important contacts and attain the insights you need to excel in your field.

As a graduate of ATSU’s Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program, you will gain industry-wide respect, and enjoy access to ATSU’s network of world-class faculty and alumni.

Faculty

The kinesiology faculty you will learn from including renowned experts in the field, including researchers, authors, elite coaches and a former Olympian. Their research has been published and presented in leading sources around the world and their professional work is cutting-edge. Through its collaboration with leading organizations in exercise, health, and fitness, our online Kinesiology degree program exposes exercise science students to leaders in the field, and innovative ideas for current and future solutions on addressing unmet community health needs.

Chair

Dr. Rogers has a combination of academic and applied experience in the exercise field. She received her bachelor of science degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Kinesiology, with a focus on sport and exercise psychology, from Arizona State University, in 2003. Dr. Rogers is a consultant and faculty member for the American Council on Exercise where she creates courses and serves as a subject matter expert for curriculum development and continued education.

Dr. Rogers speaks nationally to fitness professionals and writes extensively on the role of the personal trainer in triggering lasting behavior change and on the creation of exercise environments that promote long-term adherence. In addition, Dr. Rogers works with athletes and teams, helping them realize the control they have over their athletic experience and performance. Dr. Rogers is passionate about getting people moving and helping them incorporate physical activity into their daily lives.

Curriculum

This program in exercise science and kinesiology offers an experience-based curriculum that prepares students to be leaders in advanced kinesiology, with expertise in functional anatomy, physiology, human movement, behavior change, functional assessment, fitness and exercise program design.

The online kinesiology degree program consists of 42-credit hours of study: 30 credit hours comprise core coursework and 12 credit hours of specialty-track/certificate coursework.

ATSU’s College of Graduate Health Studies provides broad training, integrated online instruction, directed readings, email and chat room interactions. The University’s mission-driven, context-based curriculum design assesses student learning through authentic embedded assessments.

See more about the curriculum and course options on our website.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program will admit human movement, health and fitness, and healthcare professionals with diverse graduate education, work history, and life experiences who have demonstrated capacity to pursue a rigorous course of graduate study and increasingly responsible positions in the health and fitness industries.

Prospective kinesiology degree students are selected by considering the overall qualities of the applicant through application content, academic record, prior experience, and personal motivation.

Qualified candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree, and be a health, wellness, sport, or fitness professional with at least two years of professional experience, or be a training professional with an NCCA accredited certification (ACE, ACSM, IFPA, NASM, NCSF, NESTA, NFPT, NSCA, Cooper Institute) or licensed healthcare professional (ATC, PT, DC, OT, PA, RN, RD, etc.).

Applicants must submit an official transcript from the qualifying degree-granting institution exhibiting the following:

  • An accredited bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
    • Applicants who graduated from a university outside the United States may have to provide a degree equivalency evaluation.
  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) at the qualifying degree institution.

For students using VA benefits, transcripts for all institutions attended are required.

Applicants who have graduated from a university outside the United States may have to provide a degree equivalency evaluation.

If English is NOT your first language, you are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to A.T. Still University’s College of Graduate Health Studies via TOEFL exam.

Program taught in:
  • English

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