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We have two teams to help you through the process.

General questions prior to applying can be directed to our Graduate Recruiters.

Once you have applied, questions about the application process should then be directed to our Graduate Processors.

Graduate Recruiters: Located in the Multidisciplinary Studies Building 4.01.52

Office Hours: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Monday, Wendesday and Friday - virtual office hours
Tuesday and Thursday - in-person


Contact Us:

Email: Grad.Recruitment@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-4331
Fax: (210) 458-4332

Book an appointment with a recruiter in-person or virtually .

Graduate Processors: Located in the Flawn Sciences Building 1.01.05

Office Hours: 8 A.M.–12 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday - in-person


Contact Us:

Email: Graduate.admissions@utsa.edu
Phone: (210) 458-
Fax: (210) 458-

Send Official Transcripts to: graduate.documents@utsa.edu

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Spring 2022 can be Uploaded here! (requires UTSA
student ID in the form of abc123) if they have not been submitted as part of your application.

Unofficial Transcripts and Other Documents for Summer 2022 and Fall 2022 must be uploaded directly to the application.


Health and Kinesiology (M.S.)

Basic Degree Information/Description

The Master of Science degree in Health and Kinesiology is designed for students seeking advanced preparation for teaching physical and health education in school and community settings, and pursuing careers in areas related to kinesiology or health. It is intended to offer students the opportunity to expand content knowledge and to apply such information to become more effective teachers and leaders. Graduates of this program pursue careers as teachers, coaches, researchers, supervisors, health workers, and administrators in the education, health, and private sectors. In addition, the program is also designed for students who wish to continue their studies at other universities at the doctoral level.

Why pursue an M.S. in Health and Kinesiology degree from UTSA?

  • We are the only M.S. program in Health and Kinesiology in San Antonio.
  • A student friendly faculty.
  • A strong faculty research program.
Degree Requirements
  • Non-thesis option: Minimum 33 semester credit hours including 6 hours of core courses, 21 required specialization hours, and 6 free graduate elective hours.
  • Thesis option: Minimum 33 semester credit hours including 6 hours of core courses, 21 required specialization hours and 6 thesis hours.
  • For a complete list of degree requirements please see the Graduate Catalog.
Admission Prerequisites:
 Required Degree Bachelor's degree.  Applicants whose undergraduate major was not in Kinesiology or Health may be required to take 6 semester credit hours of undergraduate leveling courses. These courses will be decided by the student's faculty advisor.
Other Degree Requirements Individuals who do not meet the University-wide graduate admission grade point average standard may be required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for consideration in admission decisions.
Admission Requirements:
The Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology program reviews applications on a rolling basis. This means the program reviews applications as they receive them from the Graduate School.
 General University Requirements Must meet university wide requirements .
 Application A completed a Graduate School application.
 Transcripts Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All international transcripts must be recorded in English or officially translated to English.
 Resume or Curriculum Vitae A professional résumé.
 Letters of Recommendation Applicants are required to submit two professional references.
 Statement of Purpose Statement of Purpose is required. Please indicate in your statement of purpose which area of specialization you intend to follow if admitted: Health or Kinesiology Specialization . (For the courses included in each specialization option, you can refer to the UTSA Graduate Catalog by clicking here .)
Test Scores Not required.
 Evaluation of Foreign Credentials

All applicants including non-U.S. citizens (International), U.S. Citizens, and permanent residents who have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions are required to submit official transcripts along with an evaluation of the transcripts from Foreign Credentials Service of America

  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation. Summaries will not be accepted.
  • Foreign credential evaluations must be received by the application deadline for your application to be processed.
  • Foreign Credentials Service of America in Austin, TX is the only accepted evaluation agency. They can be reached at (512) 459-8429,  info@foreigncredentials.org,  or online at   https://www.foreigncredentials.org/our-services/apply-now/ .
  • If you need a request form, please visit the FCSA website to access the form here.
 International Applicants Must meet international graduate student admission requirements
  • IELTS: Minimum score of 6.5.
  • TOEFL: Minimum scores of 79 or 60 for Internet or paper versions, respectively.
 Other None.

Career Options Available for a M.S. in Health and Kinesiology Graduate:

  • Education: teaching at public schools and at universities/colleges
  • Business: sports administration, including coaching at high school and colleges.
  • Medical: advanced training for physical therapy and medical school
  • Local/State/Federal positions in community and public health, health research, and other related areas.

Research taking place in the Health and Kinesiology program:

For detailed information on current research, please visit the department website: https://hcap.utsa.edu/kinesiology/research/

Contact Information:

Graduate Advisor of Record: William Land, Ph.D

Email Address:  william.land@utsa.edu

Telephone: (210) 458-7855

Degree Website: https://hcap.utsa.edu/master-of-science-in-health-and-kinesiology/

Degree Catalog Link: https://catalog.utsa.edu/graduate/healthcommunitypolicy/#degreestext

Funding Opportunities:

  • GA applications, as well as the general listing of scholarships on the graduate school website .

Course Scheduling and Offerings:

  • Most graduate classes are offered from 6 PM to 8:45 PM; some classes offered online.
  • This particular program is housed on the UTSA Main Campus.