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Kinesiology, M.S. (Online)

The online Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program offers an advanced study of kinesiology designed to enhance preparation for careers in fitness, wellness and sport performance. 

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Program Intro

Candidates in the online Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program receive diverse training in order to meet the growing societal demands as well as to expound knowledge of exercise and sport performance. This interdisciplinary degree integrates the science of human movement, the practice of relevant research methods, and the advanced studies of fitness and wellness.

30 Units
12 Months to Completion

*with a full-time course load

$667 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your M.S. in Kinesiology (Online) at CBU?

Learn by Doing


Kinesiology students are engaged in research, internships and hands-on learning opportunities. Through the use of innovative virtual lectures, HD video and instructor tutorials, students will be introduced to assessment devices, will practice physical testing and will interpret/analyze results to develop customized plans for populations served. 

Advance Your Career


In addition to regional accreditation through WSCUC, the Master of Science in Kinesiology program is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Curriculum is aligned with NSCA standards and prepares students for the Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam. This highly recognized professional certification, along with a master’s degree in kinesiology, gives individuals a competitive edge in health, fitness and athletic performance settings.

Become a Leader in the Field


The online Master of Science in Kinesiology degree will cultivate innovative, effective leaders, who affect change in kinesiology-related fields such as the fitness industry, strength and conditioning, physical education, coaching, obesity prevention, athletic performance and exercise science. 

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Kinesiology degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism through effective oral and written communication.
  2. Evaluate and interpret data related to kinesiology.
  3. Examine and apply legal and ethical principles related to kinesiology.
  4. Integrate a Christian perspective as it relates to kinesiology, health and wellness.
  5. Apply scientific methods related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise testing and prescription.
  6. Apply pedagogical principles related to teaching and instructional methods common in the professions of human movement, exercise, health and fitness.
  7. Examine and implement advanced strategies that enhance exercise, performance, nutrition, health and wellness.

KIN 505: Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

This course will focus on value systems and their role in ethical leadership. Ethical issues in kinesiology, sport, exercise, and physical education are examined, with the application of leadership theory and fundamental principles in guiding ethical discussion, assessment and evaluation.

KIN 552: Advanced Study of  Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course will focus on psychological theory and application towards sport and exercise performance. In-depth analysis of sport psychology theory and exercise behavior will be applied to areas such as motivation, goal setting, burnout, anxiety, attention/concentration, and behavior change.

KIN 557: Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

This integrated lecture and virtual lab course focuses on the administration and interpretation of exercise tests for special populations. Lectures and interactive labs will help prepare students to identify normal and abnormal physiological responses of the human body before, during and after the administration of various exercise testing and training protocols.

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Janet Bonome, Dr.PH

Associate Professor of Public Health
Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-2176
E-mail: jbonome@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus H140

Levi Garrett, D.H.Ed

Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Director, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology program

Office Phone: 951-343-2179
E-mail: lgarrett@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Sean Sullivan, Ph.D.

Professor of Kinesiology
Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Program Director, MS in Kinesiology

Office Phone: 951-343-4528
E-mail: ssullivan@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Health Science Campus, F94

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

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Career Possibilities

  • Sports Manager
  • Athletic Coach
  • Rehabilitation Therapist

*Some career options may require further education.

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Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!