Kinesiology MA

Total Units Required: 30

A student tests out an adaptive ring toss game that she created by tossing a ring toward a board with color pegs that is leaning against a tree.

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology includes a wide variety of graduate courses in biomechanical analysis, teacher education, exercise physiology, coaching, adapted physical activity, and sport and exercise psychology, which will guide graduates to become leaders, teachers and researchers.

The mission of the graduate program in kinesiology at California State University, Chico is to provide students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement and to develop the skills, knowledge and research experience to become leaders in education and research. An outstanding graduate faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories enhance graduate student learning in kinesiology at Chico State and the graduate core curriculum gives students a cross-disciplinary exposure to the study of human movement. Along with classroom studies, involvement in original laboratory and field research constitutes a major means by which students gain a broad understanding of their specialty area.

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology is oriented toward professional training for those interested in obtaining terminal degrees with areas such as teaching, coaching, adult fitness and rehabilitation. The program emphasizes a common core/knowledge base, the interdisciplinary nature of kinesiology, a focus on applied professionals, and a culminating experience that is individualized to meet each student's professional needs and interests.


Graduate Advising Requirement

Students should consult the Graduate Coordinator for advisor assignment. No later than the end of the first semester of graduate study, students must identify a graduate faculty member who agrees to serve as their graduate advisor. This advisor must be in the student's area of specialization.