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Kinesiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , TX,
The Department creates, interprets, applies, and disseminates knowledge in order to facilitate students becoming responsible professionals who can meet life’s intellectual and ethical challenges, value diversity, be life-long learners, and establish successful careers as teachers, scholars, leaders, and promoters of physically active, healthy lifestyles in a multicultural society.


We envision that the graduates of the Department of Kinesiology will be teachers, leaders, and agents of change for kinesiology in the 21st century. They will understand group dynamics, team problem solving, personal responsibility and accountability, and communication. They will be prepared to work with all people regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. Kinesiology graduates will be leaders who are curious, have a desire to be life-long learners and who are effective in disseminating current information to individuals and groups about healthy, physically active lifestyles.

The Department is committed to serve the people of El Paso and the surrounding region. Through a curriculum that is applicable and appropriate to El Paso’s culture, people, and resources, the Department provides a conduit for positively impacting the health and well being of people in the region.

The Department envisions acting as a change agent through its faculty, graduates, students, and contacts with local organizations to promote active lifestyles through innovative approaches to teaching and practicing physical activity and sport. The program will emphasize educational, recreational, social, and family activities to enhance health and prevent disease and injury. It envisions broadening the scope of students’ experiences to positively affect their perception of existing social inequities to create harmony and mutual understanding in a multicultural and multinational community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Virtual Reality and Motor Control Research Lab
  • Metabolic, Nutrition and Exercise Research (MiNER) Lab
  • Stanley E. Fulton Biomechanics and Motor Behavior Lab
  • Kinesiology Fitness Research Facility

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in kinesiology or a related field from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstration of academic achievement and potential as indicated by the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and upper level undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  • Other evidence of background and experience that may be available.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    914 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 914 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    403 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 403 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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