M.S. Program in Kinesiology
Students in the Kinesiology master’s program at Michigan State University develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as professionals in their chosen field. Students are encouraged to develop research skills and complete a thesis in preparation for entry into a doctoral program, or they can also complete an internship or capstone project. A flexible personal program of study is offered within the master’s degree and students are given tremendous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research with MSU’s 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. Faculty and doctoral students are currently studying varying 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 Ten Quality
As part of the Big Ten, Michigan State University offers a quality education. Big Ten institutions are ranked in the top 86 universities in the nation and lead all other conferences with the most Academic All-Americans. As a part of the College of Education, Kinesiology is situated in the same college as several top-10 ranked programs in the nation, including four programs ranked #1.