Kinesiology & Sport Performance

Grow your career and advance your expertise

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology and Sport Performance degree is created for both students wanting to continue their education or professionals seeking to advance their careers. The program provides:

  • Small classes of about 15 students
  • Doctorate-prepared faculty who offer one-on-one mentoring and applied research opportunities related to education, athletics and community wellness
  • Access to labs and classrooms with state-of-the-art equipment and technology
  • Internship opportunities available with strength and conditioning programs
  • Graduate Assistantships/Scholarships available. See position description: Teaching Assistantships & Strength and Conditioning.

Approval ratings

Among students applying for doctoral programs.


All who apply and were eligible for graduate assistantships or scholarships to this program have received at least partial funding. 

One-on-one Mentoring

Doctorate-prepared faculty with you every step of the way.

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Fabio Fontana, Ph.D.

Kinesiology & Sports Performance Program Coordinator

(319) 273-6854


Career Opportunities

With the master’s in kinesiology and sport performance, you might be ready to apply to a doctoral program with the potential career in higher education. Or, sooner rather than later, advance your career in one of these areas: 

  • Coaching
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sport administration

Courses & Curriculum

Our program is a full-time, two-year program that consists of the following classes:

  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Advanced Biomechanics
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Administration

Next Steps

Requirements for Admission

  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Most current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Applicant statement addressing the motivations for seeking degree, research interests or expertise and professional goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 2.75 is the minimum GPA to be accepted without provision; applicants with a GPA lower than 2.75 may still be admitted provisionally, at the discretion of the program and the Graduate College
  • Application fee (this can be waived or deferred, see if you qualify).

Applications due on February 1st for full consideration for the following fall semester.