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Master of Arts in Global Leadership/Master of Science in Kinesiology


Global Leadership consists of connecting with people in other cultures and societies around the globe and finding ways to exert a positive influence on their lives. Learning the intercultural skills and understanding multiethnic dynamics are crucial skills for leadership in today’s increasingly multicultural and multiethnic environments.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Kinesiology program is to equip candidates for Christian servant leadership in the multi-faceted areas of Kinesiology, equipping them with intercultural and leadership skills equal to integrating their Christian faith and witness as they make significant contributions to the human endeavor.

The dual degree will prepare students to better manage the wide variety of global ministry challenges associated with sports ministry, fitness, wellness, physical therapy, and health care providers.


In order to pursue a Dual Master’s Degree program, the applicant must apply to, meet the existing admission requirements for, and be accepted into each of the master’s degrees which comprise the dual degree program.

Note: Church Membership Requirement (for admission into the EDD in Educational Leadership—all concentrations, PHD in Leadership Studies’ Ministry Concentration, Master’s Ministry Degrees, and Advanced Ministry Certificate Programs): Within the last 12 months, the applicant must have been an active member of a Christian church that holds Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and who holds solely the Old Testament and the New Testament as sacred Scripture.


  • Old Testament Survey

  • New Testament Survey

Prerequisites may be met with equivalent courses from another institution or from a passing grade on the GSOM Old Testament and New Testament equivalency exams and do not count toward degree completion.

MA IN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


DISC 5302 - Biblical Servant Leadership
GSOM 6310 - Ministry Mentorship (S-L)*
MAGL 5330 - Introduction to Missiology
THEO 5313 - Applied Hermeneutics
THEO 6305 - Christian History and Heritage
THEO 6306 - Systematic Theology
WORS 6303 - Spiritual Formation and Worship
Select a
MA in Global Leadership 9-hour concentration and complete the required courses.
(Concentrations are listed on the single degree plan.)

MS IN KINESIOLOGY REQUIRED CURRICULUM - 30 hours (excluding prerequisites)


Credit hours

Required Curriculum


KNES 5301 - Exercise Physiology
KNES 5302 - Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Sport
KNES 5303 - Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
KNES 5304 - Sport Nutrition
KNES 5321 - Internship
KNES 6305 - Measurement, Evaluation, and Research in Kinesiology
KNES 6308 - Sociology of Sport
KNES 6310 - Current Trends and Issues in Kinesiology and Sport
KNES 6326 - Psychology of Sport and Performance
Select one course with approval of MS in Kinesiology Academic Advisor.


30 hours

MA in Global Leadership Required Curriculum

30 hours

MS in Kinesiology Required Curriculum

60 hours

TOTAL Dual Degree (excluding prerequisites)

*(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


Find course descriptions by category under the Graduate Course Descriptions section in the navigation panel.