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Graduate programs in the School of Kinesiology meet the growing demand from students and professionals for advanced study in athletic training, physical education, applied kinesiology, and related fields.

The programs offer graduate students unique advantages including: personal attention from highly-connected faculty members; cutting-edge research opportunities; and exceptional career prospects that derive from George Mason’s location within the vibrant Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Master's DegreesMore Less

M.S. Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program is an intense curriculum following a medical model with initial foundational coursework upon which competency is built through advanced didactic and laboratory coursework, and practical application through patient care in five practicum experiences.

M.S. Kinesiology

The growing field of kinesiology is defined by the American Kinesiology Association as “the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life." One of the strengths of kinesiology is that is a multidimensional field including specialization areas of biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, athletic training, and sports medicine. Individuals with an M.S. in Kinesiology would help to meet the current job demand. National and statewide initiatives of community well-being and injury prevention support the need for a M.S. in Kinesiology at George Mason University.

Graduate CertificatesMore Less

The School of Kinesiology offers a master's level graduate certificate program. Additional information may be found by clicking on the link below.

Doctoral DegreeMore Less

The PhD in Education with a specialization in Kinesiology degree program requires a minimum of 85 credits of study beyond the baccalaureate degree or a minimum of 55 credits beyond the master's degree. However, an individual's program typically requires 10 more credits depending on the person's goals, program requirements, and previous preparation. Students have five years to complete all course work and the portfolio reviews. Five additional years are allowed to complete the dissertation. Most students complete the entire program in five or six years.