M.Sc. On Campus


Humboldt State University

24 months
4164 USD/year
4164 USD/year
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Students at Humboldt State University may select a degree program in Kinesiology with an option in one of the following areas: Exercise Science/Health Promotion, Physical Education Teaching, or Pre-Physical Therapy.


The exercise science and health promotion option part of the Kinesiology programme from Humboldt State University allows students to develop an area of study compatible with career goals. Individuals, as well as corporations, recognize the need to improve health/fitness and prevent disease. Consequently, there is a demand for individuals prepared through this option, who have the ability to implement and interpret health/fitness assessments as well as develop programs to improve health, fitness, and performance. 

The final phase of the program is an internship providing professional experience in exercise science. This option helps prepare students for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Specialist, or the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Graduates of this option are employed in corporate, commercial, community, clinical, and university health/fitness settings, and/or continue on to graduate programs in related fields.


The physical education teaching option, approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, prepares students to teach and coach in K-12 schools. Teaching candidates complete a four-year degree program and a fifth year credential program, which includes student teaching. Humboldt’s physical education teacher education program provides opportunities to develop professional and interpersonal skills with clinical teaching and coaching experiences. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of recreation, education, and/or athletic programs in order to gain a well-rounded background in knowledge and skill.

The pre-physical therapy option includes specific course work required by the majority of physical therapy schools. The academic program will be tailored to the student’s background and previous educational experiences. Academic advising is a key factor in students success in achieving placement in a physical therapy school.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Kinesiology
  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Directed Field Experience
  • Independent Study
  • Health Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply Online at Cal State Apply
    • Application Fee of U.S. $70
    • Submit the Certification of Financial Support.
    • Submit Official Transcripts of Academic Records (translated to English)
    • Send Proof of English Proficiency
    • Send Photocopy of your passport

    The applicant has satisfied any one of the following:

    • GPA of at least 2.5 in an acceptable earned bachelor's degree,
    • GPA of at least 2.75 in the last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted;
    • The applicant holds an acceptable post baccalaureate degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association;

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4164 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2082 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Per Term

Living costs for Arcata

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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