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Department of Kinesiology

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Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology will:

  • Engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research that focuses on physical activity and sport across the lifespan, with a special emphasis on youth
  • Prepare individuals for positions of research and leadership in educational, sport and clinical settings
  • Educate individuals to lead physically active, healthy lives
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Leading the Field

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Stellar reputation

For over 20 years, MSU has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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More Experience

Unlike most places, MSU helps students grow as teaching interns for a full school year. Spartan teachers stand out because they have already proven themselves in the classroom.

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Driven by Research

Faculty members conduct and publish cutting-edge research (that students can assist with). Currently, MSU is home to the top journal in the field, the Journal of Teacher Education.

Schools Hire Spartans

Every year, 200 or more schools and districts from across the nation come to MSU to recruit our graduates. Hear why they put Spartans at the top of their list.

[MSU graduates] are not like new teachers … they are so prepared. They have a different level of maturity and confidence that just really stands out.

Matt Outlaw

Superintendent, Brandon School District

Success in the Job Market

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The Full-year Internship

Spartan teachers experience the realities of an entire school year during the internship. They gradually take the lead in their classroom and receive support from mentor teachers and instructors while earning 12 graduate-level credits.

Teacher Preparation, By the Numbers

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Department of Kinesiology
IM Sports Circle Building
308 W. Circle Drive, Room 134
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 355-4730