California Baptist University

Master of Science in Kinesiology


8432 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, CA 92504

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Kinesiology

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program offers an advanced study of Kinesiology designed to enhance preparation for discipline-related careers. This interdisciplinary degree integrates the science of human movement, the practice of relevant research methods, and the advanced studies of fitness and wellness.  As obesity and sedentary lifestyles continue to escalate nationally and globally, there is an increased need for Kinesiology-related careers. Candidates in the online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree program receive diverse training in order to meet those growing societal demands as well as to expound knowledge of exercise and sport performance.

Designed for the working adult, the online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree program combines academic rigor with the unique, convenient ability to study a wide-breadth of coursework and research related to physical health and human movement. Coursework focuses on biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, performance nutrition, exercise and fitness education, advanced exercise physiology, fitness testing, and scholarly research methods. Through the use of innovative virtual lectures, HD video and instructor tutorials, students will be introduced to assessment devices, practice physical testing, and interpret/analyze results to develop customized plans for populations served. Once candidates successfully complete their coursework, a culminating experience, which may consist of a thesis, comprehensive exam, or graduate project, allows candidates to apply and demonstrate their developed skills in a professional and scholarly manner.

The online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree will cultivate innovative, effective leaders, who affect change in Kinesiology-related fields such as the fitness industry, strength and conditioning, physical education, coaching, obesity prevention, athletic performance, and exercise science. Upon completion of the degree program, candidates will earn an interdisciplinary degree that is rigorous in the science of Kinesiology and academically grounded in Biblically rooted principles. Graduates are equipped professionally and spiritually with scholarly virtue that is indicative of professional and moral excellence in the field of Kinesiology.


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

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Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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