College of Sciences
Graduate School Office
Room 332 Martin Hall
Lafayette, LA 70504
Masters in Kinesiology
The School of Kinesiology offers programs leading to the Master of Science in Kinesiology with concentrations available in two areas: 1) Exercise and Sport Science and 2) Health Promotion, Recreation, and Sport Management. These programs focus on the professional preparation of candidates to develop, administer, and implement broad-based programs in one of the two concentration areas. The M.S. in Kinesiology is intended to prepare researchers and practitioners; therefore, the 36-hour program provides thesis and non-thesis options. Courses will be offered primarily in the evening with some courses during the day.
Kinesiology is an expanding field with strong job growth expected for the next decade. There will be a greater need for health care providers in occupational and physical rehabilitation, because of the growing and aging population of the nation. Additionally, there is a need for additional research on the health promoting benefits of exercise and the need for physical fitness.
You can take advantage of the expanding job market by earning your Master’s degree in Kinesiology. In pursuing your Masters you will pick a concentration in either Exercise & Sport Science or Health Promotion, Recreation & Sport Management. After you’ve completed your Master’s degree in either concentration, your rigorous academic preparation will make you a strong candidate in the job market.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999