The Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education takes pride in its ability to offer individualized programs of study that lead to the Master of Science (MS: thesis or non-thesis option) degree in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology program provides students with opportunities to study the scientific foundations of Kinesiology as well as several of its professional applications. Faculty and students work together to develop programs of study to meet the MS degree requirements, to assist with students' academic and professional goals, and to contribute to the department's mission.
Our program is designed to individually cater to students who are interested in a variety of areas in Kinesiology (such as exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, fitness/wellness, sports coaching and teacher education).
The faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education believe that individuals and society benefit from physical activity. Thus, the mission of the Department is to promote enhanced quality of life through participation in physical activity, exercise and sport for the people of North Dakota and beyond. Specifically, this mission is accomplished through:
The provision of quality teacher education and other professional preparation programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level
Creative and scholarly activity which leads to discovery and dissemination of professional and disciplinary knowledge
Contribution of professional expertise and talents as a service to the community, university and profession.