Program Description


Kinesiology – Masters

There are three tracks from which to choose:

Research interests of graduate faculty include: muscle damage, bone density and physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors and screening, exercise immunology, muscular performance, physical activity and aging, muscle function, biomechanics of locomotion, exercise and stress response.

Exercise Physiology

The Exercise Physiology Option incorporates coursework that entails applied laboratory experiences, standard lecture and seminar components. The program is designed to offer students a strong foundation in exercise science that will empower them to be successful in clinical, educational and fitness fields. The program also prepares students for more-advanced education in exercise physiology. In addition to exercise science coursework, students may also incorporate courses in biochemistry, nutrition and biology in their program. All students complete a master's thesis project as a culminating experience.

Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum and Instruction serve students and teachers who are involved in public and private education. In addition to maximizing teacher effectiveness, this area benefits education supervisors and those who are interested in becoming master teacher through ideas, strategies, and skills in teaching and developing assessment concepts.

Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education offers students an opportunity to obtain the master's degree and an APE specialist's credential. Graduate courses are designed to ensure that students have opportunities to develop a board education and philosophical background on which to bas their APE program decisions. In addition, students observe, experience and study a variety of theories and methodologies employed in teaching physical education to individuals with a disability. Housed in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion is the Motor Development Clinic which provides graduate students with research and training opportunities.

About Cal State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Ranked as one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve the classroom problems of today have an advantage as employees solving the real-world problems of tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students with numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs. Located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, the university offers a unique blend of affordability, access and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success. The New York Times calls Cal Poly Pomona an engine of upward mobility.