New master’s in kinesiology concentration

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition has added a fourth concentration in its kinesiology master’s degree program, which prepares students for a wide range of opportunities in research, education or practice.

​​”Graduates from the UIC Kinesiology MS are qualified for a variety of careers, including work as research coordinators, consultants in ergonomics and sports marketing, as well as several educational settings,” said Giamila Fantuzzi, KN professor and director of graduate studies.

The new concentration, Performance, Sports and Exercise Psychology, will begin in fall 2022.  Graduates can qualify for certification by the Association of Applied Sports Psychology to become certified mental performance coaches, working in settings that could include social work, educational psychology and sports psychology.

The program’s three existing concentrations, in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Psychology of Exercise, are research focused, giving students a solid foundation for doctoral studies.

Another concentration, in Clinical Exercise Physiology, is also being developed.