2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, MS

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The graduate program in Kinesiology allows students to choose one concentration from among three designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in physical activity, exercise, and sport. The Exercise Science concentration prepares clinical professionals for employment in health, fitness, and clinical exercise settings. The coursework also prepares students for relevant certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and other professional organizations.

The Physical Education concentration is designed to allow teaching professionals the opportunity to advance their careers, expand their proficiency, and increase their value at elementary and secondary institutions in public, private, and religious schools. The Sport Management concentration prepares sport professionals for a variety of management-related careers in settings including teaching, coaching, and management of sport, recreation, and leisure programs. The curriculum follows the guidelines of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) and includes specialized courses in sport law, marketing, economics and finance, event and facility management, and relevant field experience.

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Kinesiology Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Additional application requirements for the graduate program in Kinesiology are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 2.75 GPA for unconditional acceptance
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.75 may be considered for admission with the presentation of a minimum combined score of 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a passing score on the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET)
  2. Prerequisites (completed with a “C” or better)
    • The Physical Education emphasis requires a minimum of 12 semester units of study in Kinesiology including a basic movement anatomy or related course
    • The Exercise Science concentration requires prerequisite courses in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and biomechanics, or an equivalent
  3. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can address your potential for success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  4. Comprehensive Essay of at least 500 words that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Background and/or experiences in sports, physical education, or related areas
    • Short and long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  5. Current Resume documenting all related professional and extracurricular experiences
  6. Successful Interview with the Director of the graduate program in Kinesiology

Program Requirements (33-34 units)

All students in the Master of Science in Kinesiology will complete a common core set of courses. In addition to the core, students will complete a concentration in either Exercise Science, Physical Education Pedagogy, or Sport Management.

Concentrations Requirements

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations: Exercise Science; Physical Education Pedagogy; Sport Management

Thesis or Comprehensive Exam Requirement

Students must complete the comprehensive exam or thesis sequence for their declared concentration.

Physical Education Thesis or Exam Requirement

*Approved electives include any graduate degree applicable course in Kinesiology or Education not previously applied to a degree requirement

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