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

That’s because we are not only committed to mentoring our graduate students to achieve their highest academic and career objectives, but also to supporting our faculty as they aspire to individual excellence — and to producing and disseminating research that impacts the field of kinesiology on a national and international scale.

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

Upon completion of your degree, you’ll be fully prepared for a successful career in academia or industry, with options that include research at sports nutrition or apparel corporations, athletic trainer, exercise physiologist, professor at a college or university, or a clinician in a research or allied health setting.

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