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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.

At A Glance



Average Completion Time

2 Years

Cost per credit



CSUB Online


100% Online

Admission Cycles

Fall, Spring, and Summer

Next application deadline

Spring 2021 Priority: October 1, 2020

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

*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.

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