Department of Kinesiology
General Kinesiology Graduate Program
The General Kinesiology program is designed for students with broad interests in Kinesiology. For example, many of our current and former students in General Kinesiology have overlapping interests in Exercise Science, Sport Administration, and/or Sport Psychology.
A popular Option for high school and prospective college students, the General Kinesiology Option allows students the flexibility to take classes from the other three Options (Exercise Science, Sport Administration, and Sport Psychology). For example, students interested in coaching can take classes in Mental Training or Talent Development (Sport Psychology), Strength Training (Exercise Science), and Sport Revenue (Sport Administration), just to name a few.
Our program is an exceptional value. Not only is the quality of our program second to none, we're one of the most affordable graduate programs in the United States. Don't add $20,000 - $30,000 more to your student loan debt when you can attend a premier program for a fraction of the cost.
Learn about our curriculum
The General Kinesiology curriculum is very flexible. Students can take classes from any of our 3 options to match their background and interest. For example, students can choose from the following courses:Our program consists of 30 credit units. Unlike 1 year programs designed to rush you through as quickly as possible, in our graduate program you receive 24 months of intensive training.
|Sport Career Development:
|This course teaches students how to break into the sport industry. Students undergo a career analysis to determine their current market value and then develop a strategic sport career plan to differentiate themselves from others in the sport industry. In addition, students learn how to build a personal brand and essential networking skills and will meet a minimum of 50 new sport network contacts in their chosen sport profession.
|In sport you can be just another a worker, a manager, or a sport leader. Sport Leadership is designed to teach students the difference between these types of positions and how to develop the essential skills to lead, manage, & supervise others in the sport industry.
|The ability to generate revenue is one of the most sought after skills by sport employers. In Sport Revenue students learn about the various revenue streams of sport organizations, such as sport sales, sponsorships, and fundraising. By knowing how revenue drives decisions made by sport organizations, students not only will have a better understanding of how and why sport teams operate as they do, they will be better prepared to become a future sport administrator.
|In Professional Ethics students tackle some of the most talked about topics in sport and the most pressing issues they will face as managers and leaders.
|Sport Law prepares sport managers and leaders for the primary legal issues that they will face during their sport careers and how to develop a risk management plan to minimize those risks.
|Knowing where to find reliable information and how to report it is critical in the sport workplace; students learn how to do both here.
Jenelle Gilbert, Ph.D.
Graduate Coordinator and Professor