M.Sc. On Campus


Pennsylvania State University

12 months
39248 USD/year
23082 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate programs in Kinesiology offered at Pennsylvania State University are research oriented and are designed to meet the specific goals and interests of the student. 


The primary goal of the overall Kinesiology program at Pennsylvania State University is to provide students the opportunity to study in depth one area of specialization and to develop necessary research skills to enhance their professional competence. 

The master's program is designed to prepare students for future graduate study, while the doctoral program is directed toward careers in research and in teaching at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels in colleges and universities. Six areas of study are available at both the master's and doctoral levels:

  • Athletic training and sports medicine
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise physiology
  • History and philosophy of sport
  • Motor control
  • Psychology of physical activity

Several well-equipped research facilities are available to support graduate study, including the Biomechanics Laboratory, Motor Behavior Laboratory, and Noll Physiological Research Center.

Learning outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate mastery of core principles and methods in one of the six graduate areas of study in the Department of Kinesiology.
  • Graduates will be able to critically analyze work by others on their field of specialty.
  • Graduates will be able to carry out an original research project and disseminate their research effectively via publication and/or presentation.
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to work in a collegial and ethical manner with other professionals within their own sub-discipline and across other kinesiology sub-disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Experimental Design and Methodology in Kinesiology
  • Issues in Athletic Training
  • History of Sport: Cultural and Social Dynamics
  • Seminar in Motor Control
  • Neurophysiological Basis of Movement
  • Psychophysiology of Movement
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Experimental Methods in Biomechanics and Motor Control
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Advanced Biomechanics of Human Motion
  • Scientific Writing in Kinesiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.00 junior/senior grade-point average (on a 4.00 scale)
  • Satisfactory recommendations
  • Appropriate background courses in physical, biological, behavioral, and/or social science, depending on the intended area of specialization.
  • Applicants from majors other than exercise and sport science/physical education are welcome to apply.
  • Experience is highly desirable.
  • GRE scores are not required for admission.

Tuition Fee

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    39248 USD/year
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  • National

    23082 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23082 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 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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