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Kinesiology, M.S.

McDaniel's M.S. in Kinesiology Program has an impressive legacy spanning back to the college's first physical training course. Since then, this 33-credit program has evolved to provide the knowledge and the skills necessary for careers in allied health, research and education. Your thesis and comprehensive exam will provide you the platform to conduct your own research and demonstrate your knowledge, paving the way for a professional degree or career.

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Grounded in Research

With a strong research foundation, our program explores advanced topics in human physical activity, particularly as movement, exercise, and sport apply to health promotion and disease prevention. You'll work closely with faculty to develop an in-depth understanding of how the body works and how it contributes to overall well-being.

Flexible Delivery Model

With the goal of providing flexibility to working professionals, our program uses a combination of on-campus, online, and hybrid courses to ensure you get the hands-on experience you want, but the convenience you need.

Program Requirements

Admissions Requirements

  • Application for graduate study
  • Official transcript conferring bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.75 GPA) from an accredited institution
  • Three completed reference forms
Kinesiology major and research assistant Isabella Mendiola demonstrates lifting in McDaniel’s new Neuromuscular Lab.

Kinesiology’s new labs and classrooms open in Gill Center

The newly renovated Gill Center bustles with activity. After all, this is the epicenter of McDaniel’s study of movement — the place Kinesiology students and faculty alike call home. Three classrooms, three labs, nine faculty offices and a seminar room were newly built inside Gill Center to support a program that prepares students for careers as health professionals, coaches, athletic trainers, physical education teachers, personal trainers and others whose work centers on the science of physical activity and movement.