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The Department of Kinesiology offers master’s degrees in four main areas; behavioral studies, biophysical studies, physical education pedagogy and socio-historical studies.  The department provides comprehensive graduate degree programs that incorporate scientific and professional methods of inquiry to study physical activity, exercise, sport, and health-related issues; advances the body of knowledge through scholarly inquiry; and offers a wide-range of fitness and sport activities that help promote lifelong well-being.  The Master of Kinesiology is a non-thesis option.


Degrees Offered:

Master of Kinesiology, M.K.
Master of Science in Kinesiology, M.S.

Admissions Requirements:

1. Apply to the Graduate College and satisfy the minimum admissions requirements of the Graduate College. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.

2. Hold a baccalaureate degree an accredited institution of higher learning.

3. A letter of application describing your background, academic interests, career goals and potential faculty mentor.

4. Your professional resume or curriculum vitae.

5. Official GRE scores.


Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis.  Please see the Kinesiology Graduate Programs page for the most current information on graduate assistantships.

Application Deadlines:

Funding: January 15
Fall: May 1

Contact Information:

Shelley Lucas
Campus Location: 1404 Bronco Circle, Bronco Gym/Kinesiology, Room 101
Mailing Address: 1910 University Dr., Boise, ID  83725-1710