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Master's Degree in Kinesiology

SEU’s master’s program in kinesiology equips both recent college graduates and working professionals to excel as leaders in the health, fitness, wellness and education fields, whether as an athletic administrator/coach, personal trainer, sport ministry director or one of the many other career options available. The 33-credit hour program is structured in an eight-week course format, featuring classroom interaction as well as online course work and live video instruction. You will gain a broad understanding in the areas of sport science, physical education, coaching, sport administration, sport ministry and strength-training performance. And if you have a specific area of interest, you’ll be able to tailor your learning through course projects, field experiences and research assignments. Students who complete the program at SEU are also eligible to receive a teaching certificate in physical education and a high school athletic director’s certificate from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Strengthen your impact as a leader in the health, fitness, wellness and education fields.

Program Details

Total credit hours — 33

Cost per credit hour — $450
Estimated total tuition cost — $14,850
Additional fees not included.

Financial Aid

We have Financial Aid staff dedicated specifically to graduate students. These staff members can assist you with coordinating employer assistance benefits, church-matching scholarships, federal aid, private loans, and military benefits. Convenient payment plans are also available.

Sample Core Courses

  • Sport Ministry (KINS 5103) — This course is a study of the sport experience through the perspective of the biblical worldview of sport leadership, philosophy, ethics and theology.
  • Sport Science and Coaching (KINS 5233) — The course is a study of sport science through the lens of athletic coaching and exercise training. Topics explored include exercise testing, nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and sport pedagogy.
  • Leadership in Sport Administration (KINS 5203) — This course is a study of leadership theory and application from the lens of the athletic administrator at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
  • Psychology of Human Performance (KINS 5663) — This course will explore the psychological issues faced by athletes, teams, coaches, educators and organizations.

The SEU Sport Ministry Institute
Topics in Kinesiology
Leadership in Sport Administration
Sport Science and Coaching
Sport Law Institute
Innovation Design and Sport Branding
Psychology of Human Performance
Biomechanics and Human Performance
Sports, Culture, and Social Justice
Issues in Higher Ed Athletics
Graduate Thesis/Capstone Project

High school athletic director

Physical education teacher

YMCA director

Team chaplain/sport ministry director

High school/college coach

College athletic operations

Sports agent

Exercise physiologist

Personal trainer

Gym owner/manager

Strength and conditioning coach