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Master of Arts in Kinesiology / Physical Education

Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education program is for students with a background in physical education or coaching who wish to enhance competencies in teaching, coaching, consulting, or program administration.  The curriculum covers professional standards needed to identify and develop effective, developmentally appropriate, and standards-based lesson plans, while also engaging in reflective practices to improve instructional effectiveness.  Students also may use and develop a variety of standards-based assessment tools and techniques, learn how to statistically analyze results for program improvements, and learn how to design content and grade-specific standards-based curricula.


  • Statement of intent
  • One professional reference form
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree in kinesiology or related area
  • Minimum 12 semester units of study in related area
  • 4 years of full-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience or 8 years of part-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission