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Online M.S. in Kinesiology

Push yourself to the next level

Designed for those interested in the allied health and fitness professions, the Online Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK) provides students with a breadth of knowledge in kinesiology including an emphasis in behavior change, exercise physiology, program design, movement science, and evidence-based practice in kinesiology. 

The program combines a rigorous academic experience with real-world applications to address a variety of health-related issues facing our society. MSK students gain experience evaluating individual needs, developing exercise and wellness plans, and educating individuals and their families. The program curriculum bridges theory, evidence-based practices and practical application.  A solid foundation of core courses along with specialized instruction in current topics prepares professionals to positively impact the populations they serve.

In addition to the comprehensive general coursework, the program features a culminating experience or thesis (student option) that provides students with a practical experiential learning opportunity or a research experience.

The MSK can be completed in 4 semesters (18 months), is offered 100% online, and students have the option of attending full or part time.

*An applicant who does not have a major in Kinesiology must take or have taken three undergraduate courses from the areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning, applied kinesiology, or functional anatomy and one course from the areas of sport psychology or exercise psychology with a grade of C or better. See additional admissions details.

Admission Requirements

Kinesiology major or equivalent Kinesiology courses are required*
Completion of prerequisite coursework
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester units of coursework

Faculty Spotlight

Alejandra Barrera-Curiel

Alejandra Barrera-Curiel

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Alejandra Barrera-Curiel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. As a professor, her goal is to guide students to think and act as ethical leaders of the community. Her classes involve mini-experiments and hands-on activities so students can relate research, practice, and curriculum. Regarding research, her long-term goal is to understand how motor control changes across the lifespan...

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Brian Street

Brian Street

Associate Professor and Founding Graduate Program Director, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Street is an Associate Professor and Founding Graduate Program Director in the Kinesiology department. Dr. Street is also the Director of the Posture and Gait Neuromechanics Laboratory. His research agenda is directed into a two level continuum: 1) identify the neural, musculoskeletal and psychological factors that contribute to balance deficits and falls associated with age and orthopedic injury, and...

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Eugene Wang

Eugene Wang

Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Eugene Wang is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Bakersfield. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education and Coaching at Wuhan Sports University, M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Leisure, Youth and Human Services and a Ph. D. from the University of South Carolina in Sport Pedagogy...

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Jahyun Kim

Jahyun Kim

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. degree in exercise physiology from Iowa State University. His research interests are the cardiovascular system and efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of the various clinical populations (e.g., cancer survivors, diabetes, older adults, and cardiovascular disease population etc…). Through his academic career...

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Jeff Moffit

Jeff Moffit

Associate Professor, Department Kinesiology

Dr. Jeff Moffit is a 22-year veteran of higher education with additional work experience in clinical orthopedics and public school teaching. Raised in the Central Valley (Visalia, CA) he attended College of the Sequoias and then CSU Fresno where he earned both his bachelor’s and master's degrees. He earned a doctoral degree...

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Zachary Zenko

Zachary Zenko

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

Dr. Zenko is interested in promoting physical activity and exercise behavior, and reducing sedentary behavior. Dr. Zenko adopts a dual-process theoretical framework in which physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behavior are influenced jointly by both rational, deliberate and nonrational, automatic processes. Dr. Zenko's work has focused on...

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Brittany Sanchez

Brittany Sanchez

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Dr. Brittany Sanchez joined the CSUB faculty in Fall 2017 after completing her Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on genetic influences in metabolism; such as genes that impact nutrient uptake and delivery with diet and exercise. Her favorite part about teaching at CSUB is bringing research experiences to practical concepts in the classroom...

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Alejandra Barrera-Curiel
Brian Street
Eugene Wang
Jahyun Kim
Jeff Moffit
Zachary Zenko
Brittany Sanchez

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