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The Penn State M.S. in Kinesiology program is a true standout from other programs of its kind.

Our master's degree is a research degree. The master's thesis, an original piece of research completed by the student under the guidance of a faculty mentor, is a critical component of this program. Students in our master's program work with leaders in the field as they gain research skills and work at the frontiers of knowledge in kinesiology.

This rigorous yet rewarding research degree offers six interdisciplinary areas of study:

Students completing the M.S. degree are prepared for careers in academia or industry, with options that include research at sports nutrition or apparel corporations, athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, or further graduate study leading to employment as a professor at a college or university.

The KINES graduate program is among the top-ranked programs of its kind, according to the National Research Council and the National Academy of Kinesiology