Studyportals placeholder

Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #350 (BCR) , MO,
The Exercise Science option in the Kinesiology M.S. program integrates exercise physiology and biomechanics to develop an in-depth understanding of movement analyses, exercise metabolism, and body composition.


With a strong emphasis on sport performance, the program engages you in applied research which prepares you for employment opportunities as strength and conditioning coaches, as sport science research assistants, and at sport development centers. Our partnership with UCM Athletics allows “hands-on” interaction with NCAA College athletes in their pursuit of performance excellence. Additionally, the program benefits students interested in seeking a Ph.D. or doing original research in exercise science.

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in areas associated with physical activity and sports. The student has a choice of area specialization from one of the following options: Sports Management, Exercise Science, or Pedagogy (Teaching Physical Education).

Students may contact the school graduate coordinator for specific course requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes Per Option

Sport Management:

  • Explain the major theories and concepts of the Sports Management discipline.
  • Apply sports management and leadership principles to various sports organizations.
  • Apply promotion and public relation strategies.
  • Analyze and conduct sport marketing research.
  • Analyze financial management in sport industry and create successful strategies for a sport enterprise.
  • Analyze case law in the sport industry and create legal strategies for successful sport enterprise.
  • Use graduate level theories and concepts to demonstrate organizational, managerial, and administrative skills.

Exercise Science:

  • Apply Exercise principles with diverse populations in a variety of situations.
  • Demonstrate and apply skills and knowledge of Exercise Science through laboratories, internships, and other appropriate programs.


  • Advance content and pedagogical knowledge for improved professional practice.
  • Enhance instructional effectiveness in Physical Education
  • Continue professional development in the field of Physical Education K-12

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Exercise Science:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Stress Testing and EKG Interpretation
  • Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills
  • Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 
Internship Area:
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology 
  • Stress Testing and EKG Interpretation 
  • Mechanical Analysis of Sport Skills 
  • Laboratory Procedures in Exercise Science 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 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).

General Requirements

  • To be accepted into Exercise Science, a student must have a major in Exercise Science, Physical Education or appropriate exercise science background courses. To be accepted into Pedagogy, a student must have a major in Physical Education K-12. This degree is not appropriate for individuals seeking teaching certification. To be accepted into Sport Management, a student must have a major related to Business Management , Sport Management or appropriate background courses. 
  • For all Master of Science in Kinesiology degree programs a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or a grade point average of 3.00 on 9 semester hours of earned graduate credit is required.
  • GRE score is recommended for students not meeting GPA requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    597 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 597 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    299 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 299 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 Warrensburg

  • 800 - 1300 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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?