Department of Kinesiology

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology

Graduate Program in Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers a Master's of Arts in Kinesiology. The department offers a wide variety of graduate courses in biomechanical analysis, teacher education, exercise physiology, coaching, adapted physical activity, and sport and exercise and psychology, which will guide graduates to become leaders, teachers and researchers. 

The mission of the graduate program in Kinesiology at Chico State is to provide students the opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement and to develop the skills, knowledge and research experience to become leaders in education and research. An outstanding graduate faculty and state of the art laboratories enhance graduate student learning in Kinesiology at Chico State. The graduate core curriculum gives students a cross-disciplinary exposure to the study of human movement. Along with classroom studies, involvement in original laboratory and field research constitutes a major means by which students gain a broad understanding of their specialty area.

The Master of Arts degree program in Kinesiology is oriented toward professional training for those interested in obtaining terminal degrees with areas such as teaching, coaching, adult fitness and rehabilitation. The program emphasizes a common core/knowledge base, the interdisciplinary nature of Kinesiology, a focus on applied professionals, and a culminating experience that is individualized to meet each student's professional needs and interests. 

Areas of Study

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Biomechanics
  • Coaching
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology


If you have further questions please contact the Kinesiology Department's Graduate Coordinator:

Aubrey Newland
Office: Yolo 285