Advance your career by enhancing your knowledge of biomechanics and improving your ability to do movement analysis of skills and tasks when you earn your MS in Kinesiology from the University of Mary.

Exploring the relationship of movement and physical activity to human well-being, our Master's in Kinesiology provides in-depth study and practical skills in a blended learning format that combines online education with some short residency courses on our main campus in Bismarck, ND. Live wherever you are now while completing your degree. Take your knowledge and career further.

Take the First Step

Get in touch with any questions or submit a simple application for admission.
After you're admitted to the university as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

Average salary for a Kinesiologist

Program Length

2 years


  • Blended, primarily online with a short residency at our Bismarck, ND campus during the Fall and Spring semesters of your second year

Cost per Credit


Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Sports and medical professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of biomechanics and their ability to do movement analysis of skills or tasks
  • Students who want a career in exercise therapy
  • Students seeking to prepare for medical school

Career Paths

  • Kinesiologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Athletic Coach
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

What You’ll Learn

An MS in Kinesiology prepares you to apply advanced principles of human movement to the analysis of physical tasks and the treatment/coaching of individuals and groups. When you graduate with your degree, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate advanced levels of knowledge and skills in kinesiology and sports enhancement.
  • Incorporate research methodology in kinesiology and sports enhancement.
  • Apply skills in kinesiology and sports enhancement that benefit communities and society.

The aspect I most appreciated during my time in the Master of Science in Kinesiology program was the online format. While the online classes fit well into my schedule, it was also helpful to know that I could meet with faculty and classmates via Skype, email, or in the classroom to make sure I was on task. Earning this degree helped further my resume, allowing me to become a Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. After acceptance to the University as a candidate for graduate studies, we will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance into your academic program so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from institutionally accredited colleges and universities recognized by the US Dept. of Education and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.

    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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