Master of Science in Kinesiology
- Apply evidence-based coaching strategies and behavior change techniques to facilitate meaningful lifestyle changes and improved health outcomes.
- Collaborate with colleagues in a wide variety of setting to provide an integrative and holistic approach to healthcare, health education, and health promotion.
- Use technology to provide lifestyle interventions to prevent and effectively manage chronic disease.
- Prepare for nationally recognized and accredited certification exams by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching (ICHWC).
- Incorporate current best evidence and practices to make effective clinical decisions and advance scholarship in exercise science
- Collaborate with colleagues to determine health, fitness, and disease states in clients and patients to enhance care
- Create exercise interventions to prevent and treat chronic diseases
- Master key management and leadership principles to direct sports organizations and athletic programs effectively
- Develop strategic decision-making skills while gaining at least 100 hours of relevant professional experience in the San Diego sports industry
- Effectively serve the sport and sport-education industries through faith-based ethical management principles and practices
- Master advanced concepts in biomechanics and neuromechanics to improve function, eliminate pain, and optimize human performance
- Enhance your clinical skills through focused hands-on opportunities in sport performance and sport medicine
- Integrate your clinical experiences with current best evidence and practices to make effective decisions for optimal client and patient care
Master of Science in Athletic Training Learning Outcomes
- To prepare students to demonstrate competency in interpreting evidence-based research and improving clinical standards and practice through clinical question development and research methodology
- To prepare students to develop expertise in the athletic training domains through an integrative experiential clinical model
- To equip students with appropriate knowledge and educational foundation required for an entry-level Certified Athletic Trainer
- To prepare students to establish and understand the importance of inter-professional relationships, while collaborating with other health care professionals to become effective communicators
- To prepare students to demonstrate preparation, knowledge and skill in the delivery of comprehensive health care to a diverse set of patients with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions and illnesses in a distinctly moral and ethical manner, integrating Christian faith with clinical practice.
Master of Science in Athletic Training Goals
- Meet national accreditation standards set by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and educational competencies as determined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA)
- Produce high quality, ethical and professional certified athletic trainers for employment in diverse allied health
- Prepare students to successfully complete the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification exam.
- Foster the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills using an evidence-based approach.