Master of Science in Kinesiology / Physical Education
University of Southern Mississippi

Program Details

USM offers the online MS in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education. This degree is designed to provide teachers, coaches, and instructors with the necessary tools and techniques to improve their classroom success.

Sample of Program Requirements:

  • Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education
  • Program Design in Physical Education
  • Advanced Motor Development
  • Motor Learning

Potential career opportunities:

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Activity Program Director
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Program Director
  • Sports Coach

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by:

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

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)

Additional Info

Applicants must submit one of the following:

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Praxis II: Physical Education Content Knowledge (5091)
  • Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
  • ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist