4 Reasons to Choose PLU’s Master of Science in Kinesiology
Ranked by Niche as the top Kinesiology department in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest, the Master of Science in Kinesiology at PLU brings a tradition of excellence into the graduate degree.
The program combines a rigorous academic experience with real-world, relevant and impactful applications designed to intentionally address critical gaps in kinesiology training and practice.
Through coursework, mentoring support, and an applied project, M.S. candidates develop the knowledge and skills they need to become effective evidence-based practitioners who can enhance their own career while positively impacting those they serve.
Here’s why you should choose PLU’s Master of Science in Kinesiology
May be completed in as few as 14 months, or over the course of 26 months. Classes occur in the evenings and are a mix of traditional and hybrid in design.
2. Theory to Practice Focus
Uses evidence based, best practices that critically evaluate, integrate and apply current, primary research and established theoretical concepts. Coursework focuses on building an evidence-based practice through rigorous coursework applied to real-world situations. All students complete an applied project as part of the program.
3. Inclusive Practice, Leadership, and Mentorship
Engages multiple perspectives and demonstrates inclusive practices and leadership. Two required courses in the program examine issues of diversity, justice and inclusion in order to inform how we do our work and how we can best serve a diverse population. All students are assigned a faculty mentor who also serves as lead advisor for the applied project.
4. Career Growth and Professionalism
Uses a range of effective communication strategies and demonstrates professional behavior to best serve the needs of clients. Program is designed to serve high growth professions and to enhance the skill set of novice and experienced practitioners in exercise, sport, performance and health related careers.
Thinking about getting a master’s in kinesiology? Connect with PLU today!
Through coursework, mentoring support and an applied project, the Master of Science in Kinesiology at Pacific Lutheran University prepares candidates to develop the knowledge and skills they need to become effective evidence-based practitioners who can enhance their own career while positively impacting those they serve.
If you are interested in learning more about joining a community of kinesiology experts at PLU, we encourage you to schedule a one-on-one appointment with us.
You can also request more information or start your application today. We look forward to helping you achieve your career goals.