MS in Kinesiology

Training master practitioners in human movement

UIC’s Master of Science in kinesiology focuses on the relationship between a fit, strong body and quality of life, in everyone from high-performance athletes to people living with disabilities or disease.

We produce experts that examine human movement through the lenses of biomechanics, physiology, and psychology. Our students learn from award-winning faculty that are leading the way in groundbreaking studies in exercise physiology, gait, biomechanics, and the psychology of exercise.

Choose your path

With three research-focused concentrations and two practice-focused concentrations, you can choose studies that meet your interests and prepare you to be a leader in the field you choose. The research concentrations (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Psychology of Exercise) are designed to give students a solid background to pursue doctoral studies in each respective field whereas the practice concentrations (Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Performance, Sports and Exercise Psychology) are designed to fulfill the requirements for their respective certifications and can also serve as a platform to continue graduate studies.


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