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California State University Chico

12 months
15552 USD/year
15552 USD/year
9216 USD/year
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Kinesiology at California State University Chico aims to develop skills, knowledge, and research experience so that students can take their place in the community as leaders, teachers, and researchers.


Kinesiology at California State University Chico achieves its mission through innovative and engaging instruction, scholarship, and professional service. The uniqueness of our integrative discipline is that we work to promote lifelong learning and physical activity to enhance the quality of life and health for all.


Society is recognizing the health and quality of life implications associated with low levels of physical activity. Graduates of the Department of Kinesiology are well prepared to work in a variety of physical activity professions serving people of all ages. Student- centered instruction blending theoretical knowledge and hands - on experience makes our graduates attractive candidates for careers or advanced study in preventative and rehabilitative exercise training, corporate fitness, personal training and fitness leadership, physical education, and sports medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Kinesiology
  • Statistical Methods in Kinesiology Research
  • Research Design in Kinesiology
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Athletic Training Education
  • Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Satisfactory grade point average as specified in Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Admission Requirements in the University Catalog.
  • Approval by the department and the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • A major or minor in Kinesiology from an accredited institution, or an equivalent approved by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Coordinator or, in absence of a degree in Kinesiology, completion of the following (or their equivalent): KINE 322 (Biomechanics), KINE 323 (Physiology of Exercise); and two additional courses to be determined by the Graduate Coordinator. These courses must be satisfactorily completed before enrollment in graduate-level courses.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 units of undergraduate work.
  • Evidence of completion of the Graduate Record Examination is required.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A letter of intent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15552 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15552 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9216 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Chico

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.


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