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Kinesiology (MS)

The Master of Science in Kinesiology has two concentration options: Integrative Exercise Physiology or Athletic Training.

The MS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Integrative Exercise Physiology (IEP) trains students in pragmatic understandings of the field of exercise physiology, including in clinical, sport and research settings. Students learn to develop and implement research-informed training programs and exercise prescriptions in order to promote and improve physical fitness and health in individuals. Many graduates apply to research-intensive doctoral programs. Students interested in clinical practice can pursue careers as clinical exercise physiologists.

The research-focused MS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Athletic Training prepares students to critically evaluate research-based evidence and contribute new knowledge to the discipline through original research. The program is designed for certified athletic trainers who want to build their careers through an understanding of evidence-based practice and advanced experiential knowledge. Graduates of the program are prepared to become leaders in a wide range of clinical athletic training environments, or to pursue advanced research training in doctoral programs.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Kinesiology, visit temple.edu.

Admissions Information

To apply for the MS in Kinesiology, you must have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a GRE score of 300 (verbal and math). An academic background in biological sciences, exercise science, kinesiology or physical education is preferred. To apply for the Athletic Training Concentration, you must be a certified athletic trainer or be currently enrolled in an accredited professional AT program. 

Application Components

  • Application:
  • Official Transcripts: Submit transcripts from all of the undergraduate and graduate institutions you’ve attended. Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Concentration in Athletic Training Concentration in Integrative Exercise Physiology
ATCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9132
Watertown, MA 02471
SOPHAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
  • References: You’ll need two letters of reference. The letters should come from college/university faculty or an immediate work supervisor who can provide insight into your abilities and talents, as well as comment on your aptitude for graduate study.
  • Goals statement: This statement should be one to two pages in length.
  • A GRE or MAT score is required. Official GRE scores should be sent directly to ATCAS or SOPHAS using the following codes:
    • ATCAS: 4037
    • SOPHAS: 0151
  • A current professional résumé is required for admission.
  • Interview: May be required. 

Additional requirements for international students

  • TOEFL: For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to Temple University using the code 2906.
  • A WES Evaluation (www.wes.org) is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through ATCAS.

Application Deadlines

Fall term: March 1