Coach standing in front of basketball team

Online Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance

Total Credit Hours


Cost Per Credit Hour


Application Deadline: June 24, 2024

Summer 2 2024 classes start on July 8, 2024

Maximize Performance on Every Field

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. 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.

globe icon

Flexible formats allow you to join the LSU community from anywhere.

money icon

Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Value Colleges.

award icon

GRE/GMAT waiver available to qualified applicants.

support icon

Receive a dedicated coach from application through graduation.

Explore This Program

Cost Online Master's in Kinesiology

Total credit hours per program: 36 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $639

Total cost with fees: $23,004

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.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

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

Graduate School

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university or the 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)

Program Requirements

  • 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)

Application Components

  • 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

GMAT/GRE Waiver 

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. 

Additional information about LSU Graduate admission requirements are located here.


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.


Related News

Ready to reach your goals?

Take the first step forward by completing the form and our enrollment team will contact you soon to discuss:

  • Additional information on the Master of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health Promotion and Sport Performance online program
  • Financial aid options (employer funding, military benefits)
  • Receiving credit for past education (transfer, professional development)
  • The admissions process and timeline

Discover LSU’s World-Class Online Degrees

Email is invalid
Phone is invalid
Zip is invalid

I agree to the Privacy Agreement