Kinesiology


Masters Degree


Degree Details
  • Required Major Units
    30
  • Cost Per Unit
    $580
  • Estimated Major Cost
    $17k
  • Avg. Completion (Months)
    12
  • Accreditation
    WASC Accredited

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Master of Science in Kinesiology



Overview

The online Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program offers an advanced study of Kinesiology designed to enhance preparation for discipline-related careers. This interdisciplinary degree integrates the science of human movement, the practice of relevant research methods, and the advanced studies of fitness and wellness.  As obesity and sedentary lifestyles continue to escalate nationally and globally, there is an increased need for Kinesiology-related careers. Candidates in the online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree program receive diverse training in order to meet those growing societal demands as well as to expound knowledge of exercise and sport performance.

Designed for the working adult, the online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree program combines academic rigor with the unique, convenient ability to study a wide-breadth of coursework and research related to physical health and human movement. Coursework focuses on biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, performance nutrition, exercise and fitness education, advanced exercise physiology, fitness testing, and scholarly research methods. Through the use of innovative virtual lectures, HD video and instructor tutorials, students will be introduced to assessment devices, practice physical testing, and interpret/analyze results to develop customized plans for populations served. Once candidates successfully complete their coursework, a culminating experience, which may consist of a thesis, comprehensive exam, or graduate project, allows candidates to apply and demonstrate their developed skills in a professional and scholarly manner.

The online Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree will cultivate innovative, effective leaders, who affect change in Kinesiology-related fields such as the fitness industry, strength and conditioning, physical education, coaching, obesity prevention, athletic performance, and exercise science. Upon completion of the degree program, candidates will earn an interdisciplinary degree that is rigorous in the science of Kinesiology and academically grounded in Biblically rooted principles. Graduates are equipped professionally and spiritually with scholarly virtue that is indicative of professional and moral excellence in the field of Kinesiology.

Consistent with the University student outcomes, upon completion of the Master of Science in Kinesiology degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Effectively present information orally and in writing.
  2. Apply scientific methods related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, and exercise testing and prescription.
  3. Conduct, evaluate, and interpret data related to Kinesiology.
  4. Apply pedagogical principles related to teaching and instructional methods common in the professions of human movement, exercise, health and fitness.
  5. Examine and implement advanced skills and strategies that enhance exercise, performance, nutrition, health and wellness.
  6. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and proficiency in advanced concepts of Kinesiology.
  7. Integrate a Christian perspective as it relates to Kinesiology, health and wellness.

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Course Requirements

Program Prerequisites

KIN 383: Exercise Physiology.

Program Requirements (30 units)

Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

Ethics and Leadership in Kinesiology

This course will focus on value systems and their role in ethical leadership. Ethical issues in kinesiology, sport, exercise, and physical education are examined, with the application of leadership theory and fundamental principles in guiding ethical discussion, assessment and evaluation. This course will include an examination of biblical principles of leadership, relevant laws and theories pertaining to leadership, ethical theories, and the development of leadership in the domains of kinesiology, exercise and sport. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN505 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Levi Ransom
Fall 2017
KIN505 BE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Levi Ransom
Fall 2018
KIN505 AE Session 1
09/04/2018
10/28/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Advanced Exercise Physiology

Advanced Exercise Physiology

This course that prepares students to better understand clinical exercise physiology, sport physiology, and exercise testing and prescription. Students will understand the bioenergetics, energetics of human movement, lactate metabolism, cardiovascular and pulmonary exercise physiology, and both acute and chronic hormonal responses to exercise. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN516 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Spring 2018
KIN516 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Spring 2018
KIN516 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A Johnson, Timothy R.
Fall 2018
KIN516 AE Session 1
09/04/2018
10/28/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2019
KIN516 AE Session 1
01/07/2019
03/03/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

This course provides a foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics. These foundational principles will be used in constructing sound nutritional recommendations as they apply to human physical activity and sports medicine. Current research concerning pharmacologic and nutritional ergogenic aids, disordered eating, fluid balance and thermoregulation, and body composition will be discussed. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN546 AE Session 1
09/05/2017
10/29/2017
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Summer 2018
KIN546 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2018
KIN546 AE Session 1
09/04/2018
10/28/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN546 AE Session 1
05/06/2019
06/30/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Legal Aspects of Kinesiology

Legal Aspects of Kinesiology

This course provides an understanding of the American legal system and its response to sport related disputes. Material includes legal terminology, liability, risk management, personnel issues, Title IX, and various issues facing today's teachers, coaches and athletic administrators. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2018
KIN550 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Summer 2018
KIN550 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2019
KIN550 AE Session 2
03/04/2019
04/28/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN550 AE Session 2
07/01/2019
08/25/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Advanced Study of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Advanced Study of Sport and Exercise Psychology

This course will focus on psychological theory and application towards sport and exercise performance. In-depth analysis of sport psychology theory and exercise behavior will be applied to areas such as motivation, goal setting, burnout, anxiety, attention/concentration, and behavior change. Current issues, research trends, and interventions will play a critical role in the discovery and application of sport and exercise psychological theory. (3 units) of§?0I_


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN552 BE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Edward D.
Fall 2017
KIN552 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Edward D.
Summer 2018
KIN552 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2018
KIN552 AE Session 2
10/29/2018
12/22/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN552 AE Session 2
07/01/2019
08/25/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription for Special Populations

This integrated lecture and virtual lab course focuses on the administration and interpretation of exercise tests for special populations. Lectures and interactive labs will help prepare students to identify normal and abnormal physiological responses of the human body before, during and after the administration of various exercise testing and training protocols. Application of current research will guide program design and exercise prescription for adults and special populations. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN557 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Garrett, Levi Ransom
Spring 2018
KIN557 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A O'Rourke, Monica
Fall 2018
KIN557 AE Session 2
10/29/2018
12/22/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2019
KIN557 AE Session 2
03/04/2019
04/28/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Exercise and Fitness Education

Exercise and Fitness Education

This course will focus on the pedagogical principles of fitness and applied psychomotor skills that fitness professionals must possess in order to successfully work with adults and special populations. Instructional methods will be studied in relation to cardio-respiratory endurance, strength, flexibility exercises, skill related components of fitness, body composition, and wellness. Special emphasis will be place on health risk factors, fitness assessment, movement technique, and exercise programming. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Summer 2018
KIN562 AE Session 1
05/07/2018
07/01/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN562 AE Session 1
05/06/2019
06/30/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Research Methods

Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to research methods designed to acquaint the student with reading and analyzing literature. Material will include basic statistics, quantitative and qualitative research methods.(3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN570 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Spring 2018
KIN570 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A O'Rourke, Monica
Summer 2018
KIN570 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2018
KIN570 AE Session 2
10/29/2018
12/22/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2019
KIN570 AE Session 2
03/04/2019
04/28/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN570 AE Session 2
07/01/2019
08/25/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applied Knowledge in Kinesiology

Applied Knowledge in Kinesiology

This course is a culminating experience that will allow the student to demonstrate knowledge they have gained throughout the Master of Science in Kinesiology program. The culminating exercise will be in the format of a comprehensive examination, research project or thesis. Students completing a project or thesis will prepare a presentation that focuses on that experience. Prerequisite: KIN 570. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Fall 2017
KIN593 AE Session 2
10/30/2017
12/23/2017
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Spring 2018
KIN593 AE Session 2
03/05/2018
04/29/2018
Online N/A N/A Harveson, Andrew T.
Summer 2018
KIN593 AE Session 2
07/02/2018
08/26/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Fall 2018
KIN593 AE Session 2
10/29/2018
12/22/2018
Online N/A N/A Staff
Spring 2019
KIN593 AE Session 2
03/04/2019
04/28/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Summer 2019
KIN593 AE Session 2
07/01/2019
08/25/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff
Applied Statistics

Applied Statistics

This course provides an introduction to probability, discrete and continuous random variables, probability distributions, expected values, sampling distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and general linear modeling, Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on qualitative nonlinear thinking, interpretation and concepts. (3 units)


Semester Course Section Dates Location Days Time Instructor
Spring 2018
STA513 AE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A O'Rourke, Monica
Spring 2018
STA513 BE Session 1
01/08/2018
03/04/2018
Online N/A N/A O'Rourke, Monica
Spring 2019
STA513 AE Session 1
01/07/2019
03/03/2019
Online N/A N/A Staff

Faculty

Dominick Sturz

Dominick Sturz, DrPH

Associate Professor of Public Health / Chair, Health Science / Director of Masters in Public Health

Office Phone: (951) 343-2192
Email: dsturz@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Janet Bonome

Janet Bonome, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: (951) 343-2176
Email: jbonome@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Levi Garrett

Levi Garrett, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2179
Email: lgarrett@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Andrew Harveson

Andrew Harveson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Office Phone: (951) 343-2178
Email: aharveson@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Bochi McKinney

Bochi McKinney, DrPH

Assistant Professor of Public Health

Office Phone: (951) 343-2177
Email: omckinney@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science
Monica O'Rourke

Monica O'Rourke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Office Phone: (951) 343-5562
Email: morourke@calbaptist.edu
Department: Health Science

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 for unconditional admission; 2.5 GPA for conditional admission consideration
  • Official sealed transcripts
  • 2 recommendations - Recommendation Form
  • Current Resume
  • 500 word essay covering these areas:

    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Long term professional goals
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

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