Why earn a master's degree in kinesiology at UND?

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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
  • 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 master's degree will advance your career possibilities and give you a competitive edge in the workplace.

Kinesiology Master's at UND

  • 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.

Kinesiology Careers 


Projected job growth for athletic trainers through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Athletic Trainers


Job growth outlook for exercise physiologists.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Exercise Physiologists

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:

  • Acceleration
  • Altru Health System
  • Coco Enterprises, LLC
  • Rejuv Medical

Graduate Kinesiology Courses You Could Take

Grant Tomkinson

Kinesiology's Growing Impact

Temporal trends in research output, citation rates and graduate-student success show a program punching above its weight

Read About UND's Kinesiology Success