The Master of Science in Kinesiology and Wellness degree is a professional degree to enhance graduate students' academic and professional background in the areas of health and exercise science. The Master of Science in Kinesiology and Wellness provides this opportunity for health professionals such as dietitians, nurses, physical therapists; wellness professionals such as fitness instructors or exercise specialists; and performance professionals such as coaches and teachers to continue their graduate studies. Each student will be advised on combinations of courses from the following lists according to his or her professional goals. This flexibility is necessary in order to manage the curriculum for a variety of advanced studies and certifications such as:
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Clinical Exercise Physiologist
American College of Sport Medicine - Health Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Clinical Exercise Specialist
National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Personal Trainer
USA Weightlifting - Club Coach, Sports Performance Coach
Students' program plans will be developed during the first semester of enrollment and will require approval by all KHS Graduate Faculty and forwarded to the Dean of Graduate Studies.