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For students called to the fast-moving and in-demand careers in physical therapy, sport science, or similar fields, the B.S. in Kinesiology offers an established program with an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and biblical truth.
Studying kinesiology and physical education at The Master’s University prepares students to work with the human body as members of the body of Christ. At TMU, professors serve not only in the classroom but also on the field, working as athletic trainers, daily practicing what’s taught in the classroom — using the most innovative knowledge and technology available. Students participate in this practical athletic training with Master’s athletes, as well as take hands-on courses in functional anatomy, corrective exercise, and assessment techniques. Alongside these courses, each student participates in at least one internship before graduation, many of which have led to careers in Allied Health, coaching, firefighting, physical training, teaching, and more.
Since 2007, Kinesiology students have attended over 29 graduate schools including CSU, UCLA, USC; the University of Florida, of Montana, of Nebraska, of New Mexico, of Pittsburg, of South Carolina, of Wisconsin; as well as private and specialized schools including Azusa Pacific, Loma Linda, and Liberty University.
For students pursuing graduate school, TMU’s 95% graduate school acceptance rate means alumni are likely to be accepted to the graduate school of their choice. Graduate programs studied include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Osteopathic Medicine, Exercise Science, Nursing, and Medical School.
Our B.S. in Kinesiology & Physical Education is an accredited 4-year undergraduate program offered on-campus in Santa Clarita. Depending on the emphasis, students complete 40 units of General Education (GE), 21 of Bible, 56-73 major core courses, and 0-26 emphasis/elective courses. Some GE and Bible units may be taken through TMU Online. Students may also compile required classes in the TMU IBEX Israel Semester or in the TMU Italy Summer program.
Sample CoursesView Sample 4-Year Plan
Essentials of Nutrition
A study of the foundational elements of nutrition. This course will cover the anatomy and function of the gastrointestinal tract as well as the physiology behind the digestion, absorption and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Additionally, this course will cover the function of vitamins, minerals and the application of nutrition to exercise.
Exercise Program Design
A study of the theory and application of training principles used in designing periodized sport-specific strength and conditioning programs.
Advanced Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries
An advanced course in theory and practice in the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental evaluation and assessment skills needed by an allied health professional working with active populations.
A study of the theories related to motor learning and human development, and the nature of learning basic locomotor and sports skills as related to physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of development.
Minors in addition to Biblical Studies
Most students will complete a minor in Biblical Studies by default by completing the 24 units in their GE classes and upper-division requirements across 4 years at TMU. In addition to their major, students can also complete a minor in any of these programs by completing the required 15-27 units, depending on the minor: Accounting, Biblical Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, History, Global Studies, Kinesiology & Physical Education, Mathematics, Music, and/or Political Studies.
The study of the human body, specifically the movement capabilities God intricately designed and sustains, defines the major we call “kinesiology”.Ps 139:14; Col 1:16-17; Heb 1:3
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Since 1927, the mission of The Master’s University is to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
- Required statement of faith and pastoral recommendation
- 3.6 GPA average for new applications
All faculty share in the commitment to empower students for a life of enduring commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, moral integrity, intellectual growth, and lasting contribution to the Kingdom of God worldwide.
Athletic Teams include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, swim & dive, track & field (indoor/outdoor) and volleyball.
Study & Serve Abroad - IBEX
Study the Bible for a full semester in the land where the Bible was written.
Study & Serve Abroad - Italy
Spend 6 weeks studying language, art and culture in Florence.
GO! Global Outreach
Opportunities for students to serve overseas through short-term mission trips. We connect them with our Missionary Alumni and other agencies.