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Master of Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education Concentration (online)

Format: Online
Credit Hours: 36

Are you a physical education teacher and want to advance your physical education knowledge for your current students? Georgia Southern University’s 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.

Admission

Regular Admission

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    • Work history,
    • Professional experiences,
    • Membership and participation in professional organizations,
    • Other experiences related to the academic program, and
    • Contact information for a minimum of three references.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A phone, internet, or in-person interview with physical education graduate coordinator.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required
  • Complete a College of Graduate Studies Online Application 

Provisional Admission

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Must possess a clear renewable (professional) teaching certificate in Physical Education or Health-Physical Education before starting the graduate program.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
  • A full vitae or resume that includes the following:
    • Work history,
    • Professional experiences,
    • Membership and participation in professional organizations,
    • Other experiences related to the academic program, and
    • Contact information for a minimum of three references.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • A phone, internet, or in-person interview with physical education graduate coordinator.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.
  • Complete a College of Graduate Studies Online Application

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

*Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies and requirements of the graduate program does not guarantee admission to that graduate degree program. 

Admission Deadline

FallSpringSummer
Final DeadlineDoes Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMay 1

Contact Us!

Tony Pritchard
Professor of Health and Physical Education
Phone: 912-478-1323
Email: tpritchard@georgiasouthern.edu

Financial Assistance

Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, graduate assistantships, which include teaching in the Physical Activity Lifestyle program, teaching the laboratory portion of Human Anatomy and Physiology, working in University Athletics, and/or assisting with faculty research, are available to qualified applicants. Application material for the graduate assistant positions can be obtained from the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosure include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 1/5/2021