The Master of Science in Kinesiology is designed to provide graduate level instruction in the field of exercise science. The 33-hour program is designed to meet the needs of coaches, physical educators, physical therapists, athletic trainers and others interested in the fitness profession.
The Kinesiology, Strength and Conditioning Studies (MS/KSC) degree focuses on the theory and science of strength and conditioning and is delivered primarily face-to-face to allow individuals to develop coaching skills as they work through the program.
The Sport Science option (MS/KSCS) option is new beginning in the fall of 2023. It is fully online and is designed with working individuals in mind. The Sport Science option focuses more on providing a scientific foundation for the field. Students may go on to pursue the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) Certified Performance and Sport Scientist credential.
Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue certifications such as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the Collegiate Strength Coaches Association (CSCCa), or USA Weightlifting Level I or Level II certifications by the USA Weightlifting Association (USAW). Students may be ready to pursue other certifications, such as the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
The capstone experience can be completed in one of three ways:
Additionally, students who think they may want to pursue doctoral level education in the future have the freedom to complete a thesis.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.
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Credentials that stack with this degree are:
Our program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognized Education Recognition Program (ERP).
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