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Gain an in-depth understanding of human movement.


Advance your knowledge of the workings of the human body through classroom experiences and intensive research led by a faculty mentor. At the completion of the master’s degree in kinesiology, you’ll be able to develop strategies for solving both practical problems and research questions and integrate movement-based principles into a variety of activities in laboratory, educational, clinical and athletic settings.

What’s your passion? Once in the program, you’ll be able to choose an emphasis in exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor control or nutrition, physical activity and chronic disease.

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Programs Offered

Sample Courses

  • Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • Graduate Statistics
  • Advanced Biomechanics
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Special Admission Requirements

Learn about graduate program admission requirements at the MS in Kinesiology admission page.

What Sets Us Apart

The teacher-scholar philosophy at TCU means professors actively immerse themselves in research--often with involvement of both undergraduate and graduate students. When your teachers are involved scholars themselves, everyone benefits.

You'll be given the opportunities to learn alongside your professors on field studies all over the United States.

At TCU there’s a shared willingness by faculty to collaborate across disciplines in teaching and research. Our goal is for students to build on their new knowledge, making valuable connections between concepts and ideas from different areas of study. This motivates our students to be more creative in their lifelong learning, and enhances the critical thinking skills needed for problem solving in today’s world.

International awareness and cross-cultural understanding are critical to TCU’s mission. Our faculty members are committed to empowering students to broaden their perspectives while addressing the world’s problems. TCU’s international programs inspire, enlighten and prepare Horned Frogs to make positive change for the greater good.

Career Prospects

Dive into a growing field with a master’s degree in Kinesiology and move toward your goal of becoming a physical therapist, occupational therapist, sport scientist or researcher. A scientific understanding of how the human body functions is key to helping people maximize their health. Talk to our graduate faculty and see where a degree in kinesiology can take you.