CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Affordability, flexibility and academic prestige are the three qualities that put the Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology online program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on a top ten list. The program was rated number nine on the “Top 10 Best Online Masters in Kinesiology Degree Program” list, distributed by SportsManagementDegreeHub.com.
Housed within the College of Education and Human Development, the online MS in Kinesiology is a relatively new addition to the Island University’s growing portfolio of web-based offerings.
“The online kinesiology program, which accepted its first students this fall, undoubtedly earned its positive reputation based on the program’s longstanding face-to-face counterpart,” said Dr. Frank Spaniol, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Professor of Kinesiology and Graduate Program Coordinator. “Our program has national accreditation, excellent faculty and exciting course offerings that increase a student’s marketability.”
The fully-online 36-credit hour program prepares professionals in the multi-faceted disciplines of sport and exercise science, and sets the groundwork for a career in biomechanics, exercise physiology, leadership/management of sport, motor performance, nutrition, assessment of sport performance, sport psychology, professional coaching and strength & conditioning.
“The flexibility of our online program is one of its biggest selling points,” said Dr. Don Melrose, A&M-Corpus Christi Professor of Kinesiology and Interim Department Chair. “Many of our online students are professionals already working in the sports science field. This program allows them to affordably and flexibly balance their jobs, classes and family schedules. Aside from the quality of our students in the program, we have a tremendously talented and dedicated faculty ensure that we provide a quality product to our students.”
The A&M-Corpus Christi Department of Kinesiology has pioneered important research in the area of visual skills and their effect on sport performance. To date, studies have been conducted on professional baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball athletes. These studies have resulted in numerous national and international publications and presentations. A&M-CC is also one of only 11 institutions in the world whose educational program in Strength and Conditioning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.