Become a leader in the fast-growing fields that promote health and fitness.
Health and fitness are critical concerns as rates of obesity, diabetes and other preventable medical problems continue to rise. With a master's degree in kinesiology from the University of North Dakota, you’ll be prepared to lead in growing specialties such as physical education, coaching, fitness, wellness, exercise physiology and sports training and performance.
- Program type:
- Master's Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Kinesiology at UND?
Exercise and physical activity positively affect human life physiologically, psychologically and socially. In this industry-relevant degree you will develop a holistic understanding of these impacts.
You can align your master's degree with your career aspirations in areas of kinesiology such as exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, fitness and wellness, sports coaching and teacher education. You may choose to further your career in industry, academia, or in research with a research institution or university.
Our professors have produced a diverse range of research, breaking new ground in physical fitness and physical activity, anthropometry and sports science, physical performance of athletes and sport and exercise psychology.
With the health and fitness industries continuing to grow, this degree will advance your career possibilities and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.
Working alongside renowned experts in kinesiology, you'll have the opportunity to make a difference in finding solutions to the world's health and wellness challenges
You'll develop the ability to independently design and execute original research to produce new knowledge.
Take what you learn about research to the field and bring your experiences from the field into research.
You may find work in the sport, fitness and rehabilitation, health, education or recreation industries.
- Exercise scientist: Uses biomechanics, physiology, psychology and performance analysis to assess and improve an individual's fitness, sporting performance and general health.
- Strength and conditioning coach: Prepares athletes for high performance, affording them the greatest advantage in competition.
- Personal trainer: Advises clients on exercise, health, and wellness; develops and delivers individual training programs.
- Sports coach/sports psychologist: Provides expert training advice to athletes and analyzes their performance.
- Community and allied health worker: Supports the work of allied health professionals such as physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors.
- Physical educator: Develops health and exercise lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and facilitates classroom learning.
- Sport development officer: Coordinates club and athlete participation in sports programs and improves the performance of individuals and teams.
- Health promotion officer: Plans and coordinates health promotion programs for community groups.
- Outdoor education and recreation instructor: Plans and coordinates outdoor group activities.
- Researcher: Plans and conducts laboratory-based investigations, experiments and trials, and analyzes results to broaden scientific understanding.
UND Kinesiology Alumni
Kinesiology alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- Altru Health System
- Coco Enterprises, LLC
- Rejuv Medical