Alabama A M Kinesiology


Alabama A M Kinesiology


The mission of the Alabama A&M University Kinesiology Program is to produce graduates who are prepared for a broad range of careers including but not limited to physical education teaching, the fitness/wellness industry, and human performance enhancement, by supplying them with a broad-based kinesiology curriculum.

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of human movement, including body mechanics and their functions relative to physical activity and sport.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles associated with managing physical activity and sport programs.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal terminology and basic principles governing the legal ramifications of professional duties and responsibilities in the field of physical activity and sport.

  • Demonstrate an ability to critique research, analyze its quality, synthesize it, and develop a proposal based on the body of relevant literature concerning problems in Kinesiology (the Sport Sciences and Physical Education).

  • Demonstrate knowledge of various subject areas that fall under the umbrella of Kinesiology (the Sport Sciences and Physical Education​).

Degree Offerings

          Master of Science in Kinesiology Progam Options

Traditional Class A Physical Education Path

  • This option is available to individuals who earned a Physical Education teaching degree who are certified to teach P-12 Physical Education.

Alternative Class A Physical Education Path

  • ​​This option is available to individuals who have earned a college degree, not in Physical Education teaching and who are not certified to teach P-12 Physical Education.

Applied Sport Science Path

  • This is available to individuals seeking a non-teaching option and includes a common core of courses that are common across all 3 Kinesiology options. This permits students to take several “elective” courses that will lead to a well-rounded professional. Courses are sub-categorized and it is recommended that students take courses in the following manner: Sport Social Sciences (Choose any 2); Sport Physical​ Sciences (Choose any 3); and, Sport Pedagogy (Choose any 2). Thus, Applied Sport Science path is a multi-disciplinary option that captures and communicates application of professional knowledge and skills necessary for many careers or positions outside the school teaching environment (e.g., fitness, wellness, personal training, strength & conditioning, sport coaching, parks and recreation, etc.).



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