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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

M.S. in Health and Kinesiology

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Master's Degree

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Purpose of Program

The Master of Science degree in Health and Kinesiology is designed for students seeking advanced skills and professional development in Health and Kinesiology. The program is also designed for students who wish to pursue a research career in Health and Kinesiology or to continue their studies at other universities at the doctoral level.

Program Options

There are three areas of specialization, each with a thesis (33 credit hours) and non-thesis (36 credit hours) track: 

  • The Health Specialization provides advanced training in public health education and community health promotion
  • The Exercise Science Specialization provides advanced training to students interested in kinesiology-related research and careers in therapeutic professions
  • The Sport Pedagogy Specialization prepares future leaders in physical education and coaching

Thesis Track (33 credit hours) is recommended for students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree or for those who wish to obtain research-intensive positions within city, state, and government agencies. Six hours of master's thesis research is included in the total credit hours required for this option.

Non-Thesis Track (36 credit hours) is recommended for current and future educators who wish to gain both additional training and practical knowledge for professional development. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in community and non-profit organizations may select this option.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program pursue careers as teachers, coaches, researchers, supervisors, health workers and administrators in education, health, and private sector settings.

Job Outlook/Earnings

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in last 60 hours of coursework
  • A bachelor's degree in kinesiology, health, or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Statement of purpose (no longer than 1 page typed)
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV

Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking

For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


Apply for graduate programs through the UTSA Graduate School

UTSA Graduate School

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Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


UTSA Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

COEHD Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)

External Scholarships (Grad & Undergrad)


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For additional help in finding and applying for scholarships, please contact:

Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Services
Main Building 3.212
210-458-4021 voice
210-458-4487 fax

UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

College of Education and Human Development

Mailing Address:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249