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


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 62 hours of coursework
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education
  • Cover letter, current resume and three letters of recommendation
  • Exam scores required (choose one):
    • 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

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges