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Master of Science


Program Details

Next Start Date
June 21
Est. Program Length
2 years
Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours
Transfer Credits Accepted

Program Overview

Jessup’s online master’s in kinesiology gives you the skills you need for in-demand careers in the sports and fitness field. This state-of-the-art program is designed to help you deepen your understanding of concepts in exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning and more. Christian principles are the foundation of this degree, so you can become an ethical leader in the workplace. After graduation, you will be qualified for careers in research, sports management, exercise physiology and more.

When you earn your MS in kinesiology online, you can complete your degree in a flexible, accelerated format. Coursework covers key topics like biomechanics, aging, exercise psychology and advanced exercise physiology. Our instructors are all industry experts with years of experience in coaching, sports psychology, athletic training and professional athletics. You’ll learn to apply scientific principles to create exercise programs for a wide variety of populations.

This rigorous program is designed for both researchers and practitioners in the field, so it includes a thesis and non-thesis option. Both tracks include 12 credits of graduate coursework and nine credits in a concentration of study, as well as electives. Throughout the course of this degree, you will learn to conduct and critique research using theoretical and applied knowledge, as well as essential theories and scientific application.

The Specialization in Coaching and Athletic Administration is a 2 year program that is designed to equip students with the ability to article and execute coaching skills coupled with the knowledge of the administrative strategies that are used within the sports industry. See sample course schedule for Specialization in Coaching & Athletic Administration here.

Our online master’s in kinesiology graduates are agents of change, addressing modern challenges and issues in kinesiology through advanced knowledge and thorough research.


Courses and Requirements


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The application process for Jessup is simple. Apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and upcoming start dates in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.

  1. Pick a Program

    Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet the requirements for that program. For the online MS in Kinesiology, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can begin classes when it’s convenient.

  2. Apply

    Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript. This program requires a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework, as well as two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

  3. Decision

    We’ll notify you of our decision. If you are accepted and wish to pursue your degree with Jessup Online, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.

  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Completion of an Undergraduate Degree in KINE (or a closely related field).
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation
  • Letter of Intent
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Official Transcripts
  • TOEFL may be required for international students

NOTE: If Undergraduate Degree is not in KINE (or a closely related field), students will be admitted on a probationary basis until all prerequisite courses approved by his\her adviser are successfully completed with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Tuition Rates & Transfer Credits
Item Credits Cost/Credit Hour Totals
Tuition 36 $550 $19,800*
Maximum Transfer Credits 9 $550 ($4,950)
Total with transfer credits: $14,850

Tuition reflects minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For an estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Financial Aid

Online students have the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through all of their available financial aid options. There are grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.

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Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students are matched with a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available.

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Prospective students can transfer up to nine credit hours. Credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.

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Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our U.S. military veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all their tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship.

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Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), and is a member of the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

Career Outcomes

  • Exercise Physiologist

    Exercise physiologists develop targeted fitness routines and exercise programs to help patients recover from injury or chronic illness. They can also create programs to address specific issues such as flexibility and cardiovascular function.

  • Athletic Trainer

    Athletic trainers advise athletes on fitness routines, treat injuries and assist athletes through the rehabilitation and recovery process. They have to quickly assess an athlete’s injuries. They may be employed by sports teams, schools, universities or fitness centers.

  • Medical Scientist

    Also known as researchers, medical scientists conduct research and study data to improve human health. They often specialize in areas like fitness, sports medicine and others.

  • High School Coach

    Coaches at the high school level teach student athletes the skills they need to be successful in their chosen sport. They may be involved in scouting as well as strength training and conditioning.

  • Corporate Wellness Educator

    These health professionals promote wellness and help employees build healthy habits. They develop and implement programs to improve health outcomes for employees within organizations of all sizes.


Why Choose Jessup?

  • Expert Faculty

    Learn from practitioners who have extensive experience in their field.

  • Real-World Experience

    Hands-on curriculum that offers opportunities for mentorships and job positions.

  • Diverse Knowledge

    Versatile coursework that can be applied to a variety of careers post-graduation.

Benefits of Learning Online

Studying online rather than in the classroom has its perks as it provides a great opportunity for students who are too far away to get the education they deserve at an affordable price. Plus, the courses take half the time to complete compared to those on campus.

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