Department of Kinesiology

Application Process & Deadlines


Application Instruction

  • General Graduate Application site
    • The general graduate school application must be filled out online and returned to the Graduate School online at: CalState Apply
  • Transcript(s)
      • Submit one unofficial transcript from every college/university attended since high school in CalState Apply.
  • Letter of Intent
    • This is the letter to share with us who you are. This letter should include but not limited to the following items. 
      • Your purpose in graduate study 
      • The area of study in which you wish to specialize 
      • Your intended future use of your graduate degree. 
      • Your unique preparation and fitness for study in the field. 
      • Any special conditions that are not revealed elsewhere in the application, such as a significant (35 hour per week) workload outside of school.
      • Why do you wish to attend this school?
  • Article Critique
    • After careful thinking about your professional and personal goals, please identify one of the research articles listed on the file and follow the instruction (PDF) to complete your writing sample. 
      Concentration areas:  
              1. Adapted Physical Activity 
              2. Biomechanics 
              3. Coaching 
              4. Exercise Physiology 
              5. Pedagogy  
              6. Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • Submitted online via application system by your references.

Questions About Applying?

Most answers can be found at the Graduate Studies Admissions.

Contact the Kinesiology Graduate Coordinator:

Aubrey Newland
Office: Yolo 285