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Department of Kinesiology

A WINNING COMBINATION
How is kinesiology research fueling athletic excellence & driving change for diabetes?

Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology will:

  • Engage in disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative research that focuses on physical activity and sport across the lifespan, with a special emphasis on youth
  • Prepare individuals for positions of research and leadership in educational, sport and clinical settings
  • Educate individuals to lead physically active, healthy lives
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Leading the Field
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Stellar reputation
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For over 20 years, MSU has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education, according to U.S. News & World Report.
MORE EXPERIENCE
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Unlike most places, MSU helps students grow as teaching interns for a full school year. Spartan teachers stand out because they have already proven themselves in the classroom.
Driven by Research
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Faculty members conduct and publish cutting-edge research (that students can assist with). Currently, MSU is home to the top journal in the field, the Journal of Teacher Education.
Schools Hire Spartans

[MSU graduates] are not like new teachers … they are so prepared. They have a different level of maturity and confidence that just really stands out.

Matt Outlaw

Superintendent, Brandon School District

Success in the Job Market
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>94%
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of our graduates get jobs in teaching
2.19
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Average number of job offers
The Full-year Internship

Teacher Preparation, By the Numbers
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21
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Average Class Size
1,150+
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hours of field experience
>$500k
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in annual scholarships

Specializing in Urban and Global Education
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Global Cohort
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Learn to teach with a global view and make an impact in today's culturally diverse classrooms.
Urban Cohort
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Learn how you can promote success and social justice as a teacher who understands the needs of urban students.

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Department of Kinesiology
IM Sports Circle Building
308 W. Circle Drive, Room 134
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 355-4730