M.S. Program in Kinesiology
Students in the masters program develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as professionals in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to develop research skills and complete a thesis in preparation for entry into a doctoral program. A flexible personal program of study is offered within the master's degree and students are given tremendous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research with MSU numerous degree-granting colleges.
The kinesiology master's degree program involves a disciplinary and interdisciplinary research focus on physical activity and sport across the lifespan with special emphasis on youth. Faculty and doctoral students are currently studying varying aspects of pediatric kinesiology. Such topics include motor development in infants and young children, interventions to increase physical activity, cognitive functioning during preadolescence and the development of life skills through youth sport participation.
Big 10 Quality
As part of the Big Ten, Michigan State University offers a quality education. Big Ten institutions are ranked in the top 86 universities in the nation and leads all other conferences with the most Academic All-Americans. As a part of the college of education, Kinesiology is among several top-10 ranked programs in the nation, including four programs ranked #1.
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