Master of Science in Kinesiology / Physical Education
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education program prepares individuals to become physical education teachers and athletic coaches for children and adolescents from PreK through grade 12.  The flexible degree offers two types of master’s degrees:  Traditional for those who have Class B teacher certification and Alternative for those who do not have teacher certification.  Students take required courses such as Curriculum Development in Physical Education, Strategies and Issues in K-12 Physical Education, Statistical Methods and Research, and Advanced Field Studies.


  • Requires from 31-34 credits for completion
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • MAT or GRE scores
  • Three recommendations
  • Class B teaching certification in physical education through Alabama or an approved state equivalency
  • GPA of at least a 2.7 on the bachelor's degree transcript with earned Class B teaching certification
  • Criminal background clearance

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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