Online Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance
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Students in the Online Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance program will learn how to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate health behavior programs, interventions, and policies in diverse populations. This degree is designed to provide an understanding of best practices regarding sport performance, healthy behaviors, and avoiding preventable risks. Upon completing this program from LSU Online, graduates will understand how to synthesize and apply evidence-based approaches that enhance sport performance, facilitate healthy behavior, and address public health challenges.
Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.
Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.
GRE/GMAT waiver available to qualified applicants.
Receive a dedicated coach from application through graduation.
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Cost Online Master's in Kinesiology
LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.
Total credit hours for program: 36 credit hours
Cost per credit hour: $639
Total cost with fees: $23,004
Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Coach for the final program cost.
Course Listings Online Master's in Kinesiology
|Kinesiology Core||Credit Hours|
|KIN 7518: Social Issues in Sport||3|
|KIN 7528: Sport Psychology||3|
|KIN 4601: Community Health Issues||3|
|KIN 7601: Changing Health Behavior||3|
|KIN 4530: Essentials in Sport Performance||3|
|KIN 7515: Theories of Achievement Motivation in Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 7511: Administrative Problems in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 7602: Social-Ecological Influences on Physical Activity and Health||3|
|KIN 4518: Governance and Policy in Sport||3|
|KIN 7510: Motor Learning||3|
|KIN 7900: Introduction to Research Methods||3|
|KIN 7574: Qualitative Research in Kinesiology||3|
Admission Requirements Online Master's in Kinesiology
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited U.S. or equivalent from a foreign institution
- GPA – 3.0 on all undergraduate work (or last half-degree) and a 3.0 on any graduate work already completed
- GRE scores or approved GRE waiver (see below)
- 3 letters of recommendation – one from employer – not friend/relative
- Statement of purpose- motivation to attend LSU Kinesiology program, including personal and career goals, and your commitment to excellence
- Target GRE score of 295 or approved GRE waiver (see below)
- Official transcripts of all previous college or university work
- 3 letters of recommendation – professional not friend/relative - one from employer
- GRE or approved GRE waiver (see below)
- Professional resume
- Personal statement
The admission policies of the School of Kinesiology provide a possible alternative to the GRE/GMAT requirement for applicants who have a 3.0 G.P.A. in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
Career Opportunities Online Master's in Kinesiology
- Allied Health Professionals
- Fitness/Health Club Instructors
- Aquatics Directors
- Recreation Professionals
- Youth Program Directors
- Personal Trainers
- Adapted Physical Activity Professionals
What Will I Learn? Online Master's in Kinesiology
Students enrolled in the online MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance will gain the skills and experience to contribute to healthy sport performance and address public health issues.
The curriculum in this degree program will include the following topics:
Examination of the social construction of sport and the systemic issues connected to contemporary sport
Problems of several areas of social psychology related to sport
Community health aspects and implications of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, venereal disease and other communicable diseases
Motivation and determinants of health behavior
Basic principles and methods of testing, training, and programming related to sports performance
Why Choose This Program? Online Master's in Kinesiology
Why choose LSU’s online MS in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance?
Our kinesiology degree provides a firm foundation for those interested in advancing their careers while improving health and sport performance, and a GRE/GMAT waiver is available to qualified applicants. The program is also 100% online, flexible and convenient for working professionals. Students can complete coursework when and where they choose. When enrolled, students will have access to a dedicated Student Success Coach.