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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, MS

Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK) degree is a cutting-edge, post-professional degree program designed to assist practicing health and fitness professionals in the development of comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment, exercise program design, program adherence and lifestyle change.

Students pursuing the MSK degree will choose one of the five specialty tracks based on his or her unique interests and aptitudes: Adaptive Sports, Sports Conditioning, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Geriatric Exercise Science, or Corrective Exercise & Orthopedic Rehabilitation. A dual-track option is available, allowing students to enroll in two of the specialty tracks.

Consisting of a four-day residency in Mesa, AZ, location of ATSU’s Arizona campus, the Summer Institute is a unique and valuable opportunity to perform hands-on, cutting-edge work and learn the latest concepts and methodologies from industry experts.

Length of Program

The Master of Science in Kinesiology program consists of 14 courses or 42 credit hours of study (15 courses or 45 credit hours with a dual track option), including a week-long conference at the Summer Institute.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due the first day of class. The tuition due each semester is based on the credit hours being taken by the student during that specific semester. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.

Tuition Student Technology Fee
$570 per credit hour $32 per credit hour


Descriptions and Credit Values

A typical course schedule consists of the following. Additional course options may be available and listed below under Other Courses.

Year 2

Specialized Tracks and Courses

Dual Track Option

Students pursuing the dual track option will not take the Advanced Fitness Nutrition, Current Topics in Human Movement Science, or Advanced Exercise Prescription courses. Instead, they will enroll in two of the specialized track series of courses. This will result in a total of 45 credit hours.

Other Courses