12 months
1187 USD/credit 35610 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 33270 USD/year
468 USD/credit 14040 USD/year
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Good health is extremely important, and our society desperately needs people like you to offer expert advice in the fields of sports and wellness. With this Kinesiology degree at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, you’ll learn how to be a wellness educator, clinical exercise physiologist, exercise specialist, strength and conditioning professional, and more.


Before you begin, it's important to identify your career goals, so we can map out the curriculum that best suits your needs. For instance, with the traditional curriculum option, you'll be working toward your Class A teaching certificate. Your courses will include Curriculum Development, Teaching Strategies, and Adapted Physical Education. In the end, you'll complete a thesis or sit for a comprehensive exam. 

On the other hand, if you plan to pursue doctoral studies or physiology research opportunities, the exercise physiology concentration is better for you. You'll take courses in statistics, qualitative methods, and physiology, among others.

Fast Facts:

  • The job outlook for health educators is growing at a rate of 16 percent, which is much faster than average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Kinesiology graduate students from The University of Alabama at Birmingham may choose from one of several master’s degrees or one graduate certificate: a certificate in Clinical Exercise Physiology. In addition to traditional and alternative physical education teacher certification master’s degrees and an exercise physiology master’s degree, the Kinesiology program also offers a post-master’s education specialist degree for those who have completed their M.S. teacher certification.

Programme Structure


  • Curriculum Development in Physical Education
  • Teaching Strategies and Issues in K-12 PE
  • Advanced Adapted Physical Education
  • Advanced Field Experience in Physical Education
  • Statistical Methods in Educational Research
  • Exceptional Learner

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution must be awarded prior to starting the program. Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 (A = 4.0) from a bachelor’s (or graduate) awarded degree.
  • Pre-requisite
  • Undergraduate or graduate level, biology, chemistry, human anatomy, and human physiology courses with a grade of 'C' or higher. A human anatomy and physiology course is acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Official transcript

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35610 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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