The Department of Kinesiology offers the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. The broad mission of the degree program is to assist students in developing conceptual and theoretical understandings and to obtain knowledge and skills which will prepare them as research/scholars, practitioners, or administrators in their respective areas. Typically, a full-time student will complete the requirements for the degree in two years. Within the Kinesiology program, students are required to designate two areas of study they wish to focus in. Areas of study include:
- Exercise Physiology
- Human Movement Performance
- Strength and Conditioning
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Wellness and Fitness Management
- Planned Area of Study
A Master of Science degree in Kinesiology can lead to a wide variety of career choices such as cardiac rehabilitation; corporate, public, and private health and fitness training; university or public school teaching/coaching; research; strength and conditioning; personal training; and sport psychology. Many graduates complete certification requirements through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Aerobics and Fitness Trainer's Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and USA Weightlifting.
Courses are taught by faculty members who hold degrees earned from universities across the United States and who are actively engaged in scholarship activities such as writing books and book chapters, conducting research, and making scholarly presentations at professional conferences. Some of the faculty members hold certifications offered through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
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Visitors are welcome. If you have questions, call the Department of Kinesiology office at 309-298-1981, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, contact the graduate program coordinator at C-Piletic@wiu.edu - or 309-298-1820. Campus tours can be arranged by contacting Evelyn Hoing in the School of Graduate Studies at 309-298-1806.