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.

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Alabama at Birmingham is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.7 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

  • Class B teaching certification in physical education through Alabama or an approved state equivalency

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