Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is kinesiology?
Kinesiology is often defined as the study of human movement. The Master of Science
in Kinesiology at California Baptist University (CBU) encompasses the experience of
physical activity, the theoretical and conceptual bases of physical activity, and
the professional practice centered in physical activity.
2. What are the program's entry dates and application deadline?
The MS in Kinesiology offers a rolling admission policy, and accepts students for
the Fall (September), Spring (January) or Summer (May) semesters. Students may begin
the program in any semester or term.
Students are strongly encouraged to have their application files, including all needed documentation, completed at least 30 days prior to the start of the semester.
3. What are the program's pre-requisites?
There are no pre-requisites for the Sport Management Concentration; however, the Physical
Education Concentration requires a minimum of 12 semester units of study in Kinesiology
including a basic movement anatomy or related course completed with a "C" or better.
4. What is the GPA/GRE requirement?
Candidates must have a minimum 2.75 GPA for unconditional admission (no GRE required).
Applicants with a GPA below 2.75 may be considered for admission with the presentation
of a minimum combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or a passing score on the California Subject Examination
for Teachers (CSET).
5. Does the MS in Kinesiology offer any specializations?
Yes. Candidates may choose between the Sport Management, Exercise Science and Physical
Education Concentrations. All students in the Master of Science in Kinesiology will
complete fifteen (15) units of core courses and 18 units of concentration coursework.
6. How long does the program take?
Students in the Sport Management Concentration can complete the program in as little
as one year. The Physical Education Concentration incorporates 15 week Education
courses which may impact the amount of time needed to complete the program.
7. Can I work full time while enrolled in the program?
Yes. While graduate work involves a considerable amount of time for reflecting on
and applying classroom theory, many of our students continue to work full time in
public and private schools, athletic departments, and various other professions.
8. When do classes meet?
The MS in Kinesiology program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults. Kinesiology classes are typically offered in the evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Each class meets twice a week for five weeks. Students will normally complete three classes per academic semester. Education courses are 15 week courses scheduled Monday through Thursday at 4:30 and 7:00 PM.