The Master of Science in Kinesiology (MSK) at Augusta University is a program that consists of a rigorous exercise and sports science-based core along with an approved certificate program and other elective courses that offer flexibility as well as the opportunity to specialize.
The MSK is comprised of two tracks (thesis and non-thesis) and is taught by faculty with expertise in exercise physiology, exercise psychology, nutrition, motor learning, sports coaching/pedagogy and research methods.
Possible diverse careers for MSK graduates include: Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehab Specialist, Sports Performance Specialist, Athletics Coach, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Athletics Administrator, Researcher, and College Professor/Instructor.
Thesis track - Allows students to work with like-minded research-focused faculty in the development, execution and write-up of a study specifically related to kinesiology while completing the degree requirements.
Non-thesis track - Gives students the opportunity to complete an internship experience in a kinesiology-related
area of interest while completing the degree requirements. The MSK non-thesis track is 100%
"Our rigorous exercise science-based program produces future leaders that are well-prepared
to meet the unique demands of our diverse and rapidly expanding field. It is an exciting
time to be a Kinesiology graduate student and we look forward to welcoming you to
our vibrant and cutting-edge Master’s program."
Graeme Connolly, PhD
"I enjoyed learning throughout my undergraduate years at Augusta University. I loved
my professors and I wanted continue to the next step in my academic career. My professors
encouraged me to pursue a masters degree. They were authentically interested in my
success. The faculty care and are genuine here. This is how I knew that I only wanted
to pursue my graduate degree at Augusta University. "
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