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Kinesiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (WUR) , MI,
The major in kinesiology places emphasis on the attainment of disciplinary knowledge in the anatomical, biomechanical, developmental, physiological, and neurological aspects of physical activity, explores how physical activity relates to human well-being, and offers an area of emphasis in exercise science.

About

The bachelor’s degree program in kinesiology is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of fields associated with sport, exercise science, and allied health services. Students who graduate from this program often enter professional exercise science programs or graduate studies in kinesiology.

The College of Education at Michigan State University is a community of students, educators and researchers prepared to meet the challenges of education and kinesiology. We are committed to improving practice in schools and communities together through exemplary research, teaching and service. With an intensive five-year teacher preparation program, rigorous undergraduate study in kinesiology and athletic training, and several nationally ranked graduate programs, the College of Education prepares leaders ready to make an impact on learning and human development around the world.

Under the guidance of renowned administrators and faculty members in four departments, students have opportunities to pursue or advance careers in teaching (elementary, secondary and special education), educational administration, higher education, research, policymaking, student affairs, rehabilitation counseling, school psychology, fitness training, sport leadership, and health care fields e.g., preparation for physical therapy, work as a physician assistant or attending medical school. Degree programs are offered on-campus, online and in hybrid formats, which blend face-to-face and online learning. See program sections for details on programs available.

The College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world, particularly within the contexts of urban and global education. The faculty remains committed to addressing the educational and physical needs of all people across the life span, and to working closely with educators, leaders and policymakers in the field.Innovative teacher education programs, outstanding faculty, relationships with practicing professionals and strong research opportunities make the MSU College of Education a dynamic place for learning to teach and contribute to the fields of education and kinesiology. The college is proud to claim more than 64,000 alumni, each touching lives in their own way around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Healthy Lifestyle
  • Foundations of Kinesiology
  • Measurement in Kinesiology
  • Physiological Bases of Physical Activity
  • Biomechanics of Physical Activity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete MSU’s application for admission online, including the required personal statement.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Request that all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates directly to Michigan State University in an official, sealed envelope.
  • Have the testing agency (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, MSUELT or MELAB accepted).
  • International students are encouraged, though not required, to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  • Do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios or additional personal essays.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    39461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39461 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14516 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for East Lansing

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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