24 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Kinesiology graduate program at Southern Illinois University combines academic experience with practical training in individualized courses of study. With two concentrations available, candidates can choose the one suited for their specific career goals.


About the program

Faculty members are well versed in the studies of human movement, sport psychology and management, and prepare graduates to excel professionally. Kinesiology graduate students at Southern Illinois University can choose from two concentrations:

Sports Studies:

  • The sports studies concentration focuses on the psychological, sociological, administration, and management areas of sports and physical activity.

Exercise Science:

  • If you are interested in movement and the physiology involved in sports and fitness, the exercise science concentration will appeal to you. Graduate students receive hands-on experience in the advanced curriculums of physiology, biomechanics and motor behavior.

Career opportunities

Kinesiology is a growing and diverse field that encompasses many career options, including working:

  • With professional or college sports teams or facilities.
  • In a variety of health care facilities, including surgical, cardiac, rehabilitation and other sites.
  • To assist individuals on a one-to-one basis with their exercise, health and fitness needs.
  • In corporate settings, where there is a focus on employee health and wellness through on-site, dedicated fitness specialists.
  • At countless other venues and positions where such services are needed.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sport and Fitness Management
  • Psychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Social Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Biomechanics Analysis of Human Movement
  • Metabolic Analysis of Human Activity
  • Motor Learning Theories of Research
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Techniques of Research
  • Inferential Statistics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

For admission to a Master's program:

  • 2.7 (on a 4.0 grading scale) on approximately the last two years of your Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 on all previous graduate coursework
  • Online application
  • Proof of funds (bank statement or letter from financial institution) is required to complete your application process.
  • English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 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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