Master of Science in Kinesiology - Physical Education

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36
Per Credit Hour Cost $358.00
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Program Description

Are you starting out as a physical education teacher, or wanting to advance your physical education knowledge for your current students? The fully online Physical Education graduate program emphasizes current pedagogical thinking, research, and teacher effectiveness in physical education to produce instructors who can integrate research and theory into teaching practice. The program is designed for those students who currently have a clear renewable teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education. If a potential student does not have a clear renewable teaching certificate in Health and Physical Education, then the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program may be for you. For more information about the MAT program, please follow http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/mat/.

Explore the M.S., Kinesiology, Physical Education concentration further, along with possible career paths.

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Admissions Information

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale)*
  4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    1. Work history
    2. Professional experiences
    3. Membership and participation in professional organizations
    4. Other experiences related to the academic program
    5. Contact information for a minimum of three references
  5. A personal writing sample that includes a description of teaching experiences and accomplishments, reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University, and career goals for the next five years. The written sample should outline the strengths and experiences that the applicant would bring to the graduate program.
  6. A lesson plan and formal assessment designed for a K-12 setting in Physical Education. The applicant may choose any activity that is taught in the K-12 Physical Education curriculum.
  7. A phone, internet, or in-person interview with Physical Education graduate coordinator.
  8. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

Provisional Admittance

  1. Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  3. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
  4. A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    1. Work history
    2. Professional experiences
    3. Membership and participation in professional organizations
    4. Other experiences related to the academic program
    5. Contact information for a minimum of three references
  5. A personal writing sample that includes a description of teaching experiences and accomplishments, reasons for interest in the graduate program at Georgia Southern University, and career goals for the next five years. The written sample should outline the strengths and experiences that the applicant would bring to the graduate program
  6. A lesson plan and formal assessment designed for a K-12 setting in Physical Education. The applicant may choose any activity that is taught in the K-12 Physical Education curriculum.
  7. A phone, internet, or in-person interview with physical education graduate coordinator.
  8. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.
  9. Complete an Online Application – College of Graduate Studies

Note: The online Physical Education program does not certify an applicant to become a teacher.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA.(www.naces.org)"