New master’s in kinesiology concentration
Monday, November 29, 2021
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.
Another concentration, in Clinical Exercise Physiology, is also being developed.