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.
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
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 592 Applied Statistics in Health and Human Performance 3 KINE 595 Seminar: Current Literature and Research in HHP and Sports Medicine 3 KINE 650 Advanced Concepts in HHP 3 KINE 690 Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 KINE 698 Kinesiology Capstone Research 3
The general concentration within the MSK provides you the autonomy to pick and choose your electives to hone in a speciality that fits your professional goals. Work alongside our academic success coaches as well as the faculty to discern which electives would be best suited for your future career. Choose 6 of the following courses for this specialization:
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 551 Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning 3 KINE 515 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 KINE 516 Social-Cultural Basis for Sport 3 KINE 518 Athletic Administration and Coaching 3 KINE 645 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 KINE 550L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab 3 KINE 555 Exercise and Aging 3 KINE 558 Environmental Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 553 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 580 Leadership in Sport & Athletics 3 KINE 581 Sports Management 3 KINE 582 Legal Issues in Sports and Athletics 3 KINE 584 Strategic Marketing for Sports Organizations 3 KINE 692 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 675 Kinesiology Internship 3 KINE 699 Individual Study 1-3
The program is designed with practical applications in mind. The fully online courses were developed by faculty members who have real-world experience and are leaders in the field. In addition, the curriculum integrates an ethical framework to help you exhibit servant leadership in your profession. With your newly acquired skills, you’ll gain a distinct advantage in the competitive and growing athletic management market. The state-of-the-art program’s core courses focus on a broad spectrum of coaching, management and current issues in the field. Our online master’s in coaching and athletic administration also includes an internship in which you will be able to acquire hands-on experience. Choose 6 of the following courses for this specialization:
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 581 Sports Management 3 KINE 515 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 KINE 582 Legal Issues in Sports and Athletics 3 KINE 516 Social-Cultural Basis for Sport 3 KINE 580 Leadership in Sport & Athletics 3 KINE 584 Strategic Marketing for Sports Organizations 3 KINE 518 Athletic Administration and Coaching 3
The clinical specialization prepares students for a career as a clinical exercise physiologist, someone who works in collaboration with medical professionals to guide exercise and rehabilitation programs for at-risk and clients with chronic diseases, including; cardiopulmonary, metabolic, orthopedic or musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and neoplastic immunological and\or hematological diseases. The degree provides the knowledge, clinical experience opportunities and skills needed to prepare for successful completion of the registration examination for the registered clinical exercise physiologist certification through The American College of Sports Medicine. Choose 6 of the following courses for this specialization:
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 553 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 550L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab 3 KINE 692 Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 645 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3 KINE 555 Exercise and Aging 3 KINE 675 Kinesiology Internship 3 KINE 558 Environmental Exercise Physiology 3
Today's athletes want to achieve peak performance to compete and win. To be a top trainer, coach or instructor for athletes and other physically active people, our program provides a holistic approach to assist your athletes in being the best in the field.
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 515 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 KINE 518 Athletic Administration and Coaching 3 KINE 550L Advanced Exercise Physiology Lab 3 KINE 553 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 KINE 551 Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning 3 KINE 645 Biomechanics of Human Movement 3
Course Number Course Title Credits KINE 698 Kinesiology Capstone Project 6
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.
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.
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.
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 3.0 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
*If Undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0, students may be considered for admission on a case by case basis by the chair. If approved, 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. An additional letter of recommendation by a faculty may be required for admission.
**If Undergraduate Degree is not in KINE (or a closely related field), students may be considered for admission on a case by case basis by the chair. If approved, 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.
|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.
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.
Why Choose Jessup?
Learn from practitioners who have extensive experience in their field.
Hands-on curriculum that offers opportunities for mentorships and job positions.
Versatile coursework that can be applied to a variety of careers post-graduation.