M.S. Program in Kinesiology
Masters degree students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as professionals in their chosen field. In addition, students are encouraged to learn research skills and complete a thesis in preparation for entry into a doctoral program. Students are offered a flexible personal program of study within the master's degree and are given tremendous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research with MSU numerous degree-granting colleges.
The kinesiology master's degree program involves a disciplinary and interdisciplinary research focus on physical activity and sport across the lifespan with special emphasis on youth. With the variety of concentrations, faculty and doctoral students are currently studying several different aspects of pediatric kinesiology. Such topics include motor development in infants and young children, interventions to increase physical activity, cognitive functioning during preadolescence and the development of life skills through youth sport participation.
Big 10 Quality
As part of the Big Ten, Michigan State University as a world-renowned university offers a quality education. Big Ten institutions are ranked in the top 86 universities in the nation and leads all other conferences with the most Academic All-Americans. As a part of the college of education, Kinesiology is among several top-10 ranked programs in the nation, including four programs ranked #1 in the nation.