exercise science student and teacher

Master of Science in Applied Kinesiology

The Master of Science in Applied Kinesiology covers biomechanics, neuroscience, motor control, and computerized movement analysis. This program is designed for college graduates or working professionals who want to advance their careers in industry or research.

Next start date: August 26, 2024

Learn More About the Program

Complete your coursework in as few as 12 months or three semesters and conclude with your choice of a thesis or 600-hour internship in an academic or industrial research and development setting.

2024–25 cost per credit hour
1 year
time to completion, plus internship or thesis
Student and professor in Human Performance lab at LVC

Real-world Training

In this program, you will gain extensive lab experience operating state-of-the-art computer motion analysis systems to support the needs of medical and academic research scientists or research scientists in the athletics and fitness industry. You will have the opportunity to be innovative and exploratory in your research.

Interested in research or teaching?

Ask us about our Applied Kinesiology Fellowship. You’ll work alongside faculty in the Lewis Human Performance Lab, located in the Jeanne and Edward H. Arnold Health Professions Pavilion, and receive up to a $10,000 tuition discount over the course of the program.

Top 20%
of Best Colleges for Kinesiology and Physical Therapy in America
Hands-on Experience

Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor

Newly accepted post-baccalaureate students in applied kinesiology are eligible to apply for competitive Graduate Assistant Lab Instructor (GA Lab Instructor) positions. Students selected for these positions will be assigned instruction and lab room responsibilities for an undergraduate exercise science course on LVC’s campus. GA Lab Instructors work closely with the primary lecture course instructor for the course duration. The salary is $2,500 per undergraduate lab course.

In Their Words

Data collection, processing, and analysis involves many highly technical methods which create research opportunities for students in disciplines in and beyond the traditional health sciences
Dr. Rob Creath, associate professor exercise science, director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab
There were so many hands-on opportunities in all the programs, and it truly was a place that I felt supported and challenged by the faculty and my classmates.
Cassondra Connelly ’22, exercise science

Visit Our Campus

Get to know the M.S. in Applied Kinesiology faculty, tour the campus and our state-of-the-art facilities, and learn more about the graduate program during a personalized campus visit. Contact Graduate & Professional Studies to schedule your visit.

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