• Kinesiology dance students and faculty rehearsing

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology students working with laboratory equipment and clients

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology students and various exercise participants

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology dance students performing

    Department of Kinesiology

  • Adapted Exercise

    Department of Kinesiology

  • CSUN Kinesiology May 2017 Graduation Celebration

    CSUN Kinesiology May 2017 Graduation Celebration

Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge offers a graduate program which leads to the development of scholars, future leaders, and educators in Kinesiology. The graduate program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student's chosen area of study. Applications are accepted for both Fall and Spring admissions.

Our department has a valued faculty committed to assisting students in their professional preparation for an advanced degree. Over 15 faculty members whose research interests span the spectrum of Kinesiology mentor students in our program.

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge offers The Master of Science in Kinesiology degree.  Students can further focus their studies by taking elective coursework in the following Kinesiology subdisciplines:

* Students may select elective coursework in one of the areas or develop an individualized program including electives in more than one subdiscipline in consultation with an advisor.

Please visit the following links for graduate course requirements, the graduate handbook and the graduate checklist:

The culminating experience may consist of a Thesis or Professional Project.

Moodle Site

The Department of Kinesiology Graduate program has a Moodle site that provides applicants with detailed information regarding the admission process, admissions requirements, and admissions deadlines. For those seeking spring admission, all application materials are due on or before November 1. Applicants for the fall semester must submit all materials on or before March 15.

How to access the KIN Moodle site to learn more about the CSUN MS in Kinesiology:

Visit the link below to access the Moodle site

Thesis Talks

Recently, CAMINO hosted the Thesis Talks competition where graduate students from the Department of Kinesiology had an excellent representation. 

CAMINO is a 5-year grant funded by the Department of Education to provide support to graduate students who pursue healthcare careers in the College of Health and Human Development, with particular attention to low-income, first generation, and Hispanic students.

Dr. Alva Explains Thesis Talks and the Camino Grant

Kinesiology Students Who Presented at Thesis Talks

Christopher Balam
Advisor: Steven Loy

Marisol Diaz
Advisor: Steven Loy

Liz Garcia
Advisor: Terry Todd

Illeana Hurtado
Advisor: Taeyou Jung

Allison Lange
Advisor: Taeyou Jung

Jae Chun Lim
Advisor: Terry Todd

Matthew Reining
Advisor: Steven Loy