Master's Degree in Kinesiology

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Degree: Master of Science
Major: Kinesiology
Hours: 30 (thesis), 36 (non-thesis)

Master of Kinesiology

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology focuses primarily upon enhancing your professional competence in health and exercise science through advanced knowledge in sport, exercise and wellness issues.

Why Study Kinesiology at Lamar?

The Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology at Lamar University is designed to enhance your professional competence in health, exercise science and related fields of study and to prepare you for a rewarding career within the kinesiology and sports industry or for continuing your higher education as a researcher.

Career Paths

A master's degree in kinesiology prepares you for a variety of careers, many of which involve athletics. If you are already engaged in your career, this degree may allow you to advance into management or administration. It may also serve as the beginning of your career as an athletic trainer, coach, physical education teacher or therapist. 

Primary Careers

Educator, coach, trainer

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Athletic training
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Consulting

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Sports programs
  • Gyms and training facilities
  • Non-profit organizations