California State University San Marcos

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
16680 USD/year
16680 USD/year
7176 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science Program in Kinesiology offered by the California State University San Marcos is a 36-unit program characterized by innovative coursework and robust laboratory experiences.


The Kinesiology Program offered by the California State University San Marcos will prepare graduates to enter careers requiring a Master’s Degree or initiate doctoral study in Allied Health (e.g. Physical Therapy), Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, or other related fields. Led by top-notch faculty, students will actively participate in hands-on learning in the classroom and laboratory. The program requires students to complete a thesis and is designed to strengthen the breadth and depth of students’ content knowledge and applied skills in Kinesiology and its sub-disciplines.

Graduates will be prepared for work in various fields including worksite health promotion, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, commercial fitness, public/private or non-profit health agencies, chronic disease prevention in community settings, teaching/coaching at the community college level, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate study at doctoral-granting institutions.

Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology at CSU San Marcos are innovative, productive scholars dedicated to student-centered instruction as well as scientific investigation in many fields. Our state-of-the-art laboratories maintain the equipment needed to conduct innovative research. The faculty consists of experts in exercise physiology, motor control and learning, biomechanics, physical education, and public health. Overall, this program will produce graduates who are independent learners prepared to initiate doctoral study, seek careers in health care or health and fitness, and become leaders in addressing health outcomes in the North San Diego County region.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Kinesiology will be able to:

  • Formulate arguments and make decisions using evidence-based content.
  • Apply analytical and measurement skills commonly used in Kinesiology.
  • Communicate effectively in public speaking and scientific writing.
  • Synthesize and evaluate new information to advance the field of Kinesiology.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Advanced Motor Control
  • Seminar in Kinesiology
  • Physical Education Methods
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
140 (verbal)
140 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate Coordinator describing all college coursework, three (3) letters of recommendation, as well as a letter of intent describing their rationale for applying to the Program, career goals, and desire to work with a specific faculty member.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    16680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16680 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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California State University San Marcos


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