Dec 05, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology (Physical Education) MS


The Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education is a fully online program that prepares students who wish to pursue careers in the instruction of movement and fitness activities in school and non-school settings. Though this degree program does not lead to initial teacher licensure in Mississippi, it does provide the graduate-level coursework necessary to meet the professional competency standards for advanced licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, students seeking a Mississippi Class AA Educator License in physical education must currently hold a Mississippi Class A Educator License. Students who intend to seek an initial or advanced license in another state should verify that this program of study meets the desired state's licensure requirements. For assistance with out-of-state licensure questions, please complete the Professional Licensure Form.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the requirements detailed in Admissions Requirements and Procedures , applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. Official scores from one of the following standardized exams - 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 (scores and proof of certification), or ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (scores and proof of certification).
  2. Statement of purpose
  3. Résumé
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation

Program Requirements and Academic Policies

See General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information .