Master's of Science in Kinesiology


Avila's Master's of Science in Kinesiology program will prepare you to become a clinical leader in kinesiology, exercise science, strength and conditioning, and performance training. The blended online and on-campus class format is designed for working professionals in Kansas City to gain knowledge and proficiency in biomechanics, stress physiology, statistics, exercise physiology, and more. You will study alongside peers and have access to Avila's on-campus and online resources. To further enhance your marketability, you will either apply your skills in an internship or lead a research project at the end of the program.

Who will benefit from this Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree?

  • Athletic trainers
  • Corrective exercise specialists
  • Personal trainers
  • Strength coaches
  • Sports coaches

Avila's Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program is competency-based and entrepreneurial minded. Professionals working with clients, patients, and other populations can immediately apply lessons into their work. Upon completion, your enhanced knowledge, skills and abilities to design exercise programs will be a valuable resource to athletic organizations, health and fitness organizations, club owners, coaches, and fitness department managers.


Employment Opportunities:

According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2016), typical kinesiology-related jobs are predicted to grow at an average rate faster (more than 6% annually) during the next ten years.

Kansas City is a thriving environment for kinesiology graduates; large school districts, numerous fitness centers, corporate wellness programs and every level of sports teams. the metropolitan area's abundance of youth sports athletes, as well as a general population shift toward weight loss, personal fitness, and healthier lifestyles, create a wealth of opportunity. 

As the number of job seekers with bachelor's degrees in exercise science increase, employers are looking for people with Master's level knowledge to stand out -- and they're paying more for those employees.

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