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The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge offers a variety of graduate programs, which lead to the development of scholars, future leaders, and educators in Kinesiology. The graduate programs include 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. Faculty contact information available at: Faculty &Staff Directory
The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge offers The Master of Science degree with areas of study in:
* Students may select one of the areas or develop an individualized program 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.
Our facilities include state-of-the-art equipped laboratories for exploration of human movement. Some of our equipment includes:
The department actively seeks graduate students of the highest academic caliber. In addition to University requirements, the Department of Kinesiology requires:
1. Grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 in the last 60 units of undergraduate work (with a 3.0 GPA preferred).
2. Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with scores submitted as part of the application (i.e. prior to admission).
3. Submission of the following, addressed to the Department's Graduate Coordinator (see below):
a. Three letters of recommendation
b. Statement of Intent discussing the applicant's interest and goals as they relate to a graduate degree in Kinesiology. Note: The letter of intent should include specific mention of the applicant's intended area(s) of study, selected from the seven, 7, areas listed above.
Dr.S. Victoria Jaque, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330-8287
Students are encouraged to apply online at CSU Mentor. Otherwise, please send a hardcopy of your application directly to the Office of Admissions and Records at CSUN.
Check Graduate School Deadlines for Admission Applications for Fall 2011 --- Spring 2011 Applications are closed
The Graduate Assistantship is intended to provide students enrolled in the graduate program with an enriched experience that complements formal graduate coursework and facilitates professional growth. A normal teaching load for a Graduate Assistant usually consists of a maximum of four or five one-unit activity classes, although adjustments in the number of classes assigned may be made based on student preference and/or department needs. There is also the potential of instructing undergraduate laboratory classes.
1. Application requirements include submission of: a) letter of application identifying relevant teaching
experiences and professional goals, b) completed department application form, and c) two letters of recommendation
(preferably from individuals who have first hand knowledge of the applicant's teaching abilities).
2. Application review will begin on March 15, 2009 (subject to change) for assistantships for the fall '09 semester. Screening of applicants normally begins shortly thereafter.
Return Letter of Application, Application, and Letters of Recommendation to:
Part time teaching/research assistantships are available for qualified students on a competitive basis and subject to available funding.
Teaching Associate (TA) applications will be reviewed beginning on Sunday, March 15, 2009. TA applications should be sent directly to the department office. Please click on the following links to download both the Application and Information Sheet:
Department of Kinesiology, Redwood Hall, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge CA 91330-8287 / Phone: 818-677-3205 / Fax: 818-677-3207
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