Master of Science in Kinesiology & Recreation / Physical Education Pedagogy
Illinois State University

Program Details

The online MS in Kinesiology & Recreation / Physical Education Pedagogy degree program from Illinois State University is designed for individuals who already have a degree in Physical Education Teacher Education or a teaching license to teach physical education. It is not designed to lead to a license/certification or endorsement in physical education. The curriculum covers subjects such as:

  • Applied Community & Economic Development
  • Athletic Training
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity
  • Recreation Administration
  • Sport Management


  • Have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • Present official transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program (students who do not meet the 3.0 GPA standard may be considered if their GRE scores for the verbal and quantitative sections are above the 40th percentile)
  • Current resume
  • Statement of career goals
  • Names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission