Master’s in Kinesiology

Kinesiology Masters: Training to Produce Leaders in Exercise Science

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, Avila’s Kinesiology M.S. graduate program will prepare you to become a clinical leader in exercise science, strength and conditioning, and performance training.

Kansas City is a hub of industries that you’ll be qualified for when you’ve graduated: fitness centers, corporate wellness, large school districts, and other youth athletics programs are looking for candidates with the skills you’ll learn at Avila. Additionally, with an increased societal awareness of wellness, our coursework will give you rigorous training in issues related to weight loss, personal fitness, and healthy living.

At Avila University, the student comes first, and our faculty and staff are here to help you take the next step in your career. Avila’s individualized instruction and small class sizes mean you’ll get the most of your time in the classroom. Our faculty have decades of experience as practitioners and educators and are here to help you overcome any challenges you might face.

Strong ties to athletics

Many kinesiology master’s students take advantage of opportunities for applied work with Avila’s athletic teams. As a part of the KCAC conference, Avila athletics fields 16 varsity teams, including basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, bowling, cheer, dance, cross country, softball, and wrestling. Students are able to work with athletes and teams gaining applied experience and becoming part of the Avila athletic environment.

Become a leader and increase your earning potential with an Avila Master of Science in Kinesiology degree today.

Training room with exercise equipment
Students receive invaluable experience working with Avila’s many NAIA athletic teams, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and others.

Program Highlights

  • Lower tuition than area competitors
  • Streamlined admissions
  • Flexible scheduling (online, on-campus, hybrid)
  • Convenient eight-week terms

Information Sessions

Ready to learn more about this program? Join us for an upcoming Information Session or reach out for more information.

Interested in Kinesiology?


Avila University Department of Kinesiology, O’Rielly Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816.501.3714

Gerald Larson, Ph.D., ACSM-CEP, NSCA-CSCS*D, Associate Professor and Program Director of Kinesiology
P: 816-501-3714 / E: gerald.larson

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