Master of Kinesiology - Physical Education

Master of Kinesiology - Physical Education

Master of Kinesiology - Physical Education

Pursue Your Passion

Fresno Pacific University’s Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education Master Degree is perfect for teachers, coaches or trainers who want to pursue their passion and get advanced training in the field. Prepare to become a leader who has the skills to develop physical education programs at any level.

The online Master's in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education degree program is designed for working adults who are already teaching and coaching. You will gain the knowledge and expertise to advance your coaching, teaching or training career. FPU provides a practical, ethical approach, grounded in our Christ-centered values.

The Future Educator

The Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education is an ideal fit for future coaches/physical educators who wish to improve technical proficiency and gain leadership skills. Pursue a coaching role with a faculty position in a variety of settings, including community college, high school, primary school and junior high. The 100% online master’s program is balanced to allow you to work full time while completing your education.

Active Lifestyle Leadership

With a master’s degree, licensed K-12 physical education professionals may enhance their leadership skills and educational practices, and help youth embrace a lifetime of health and wellness. Take the next step in your career as a collegiate educator and a coach.

Fresno Pacific University’s Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education Master’s degree prepares you to apply the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for Athletic Coaches, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines.   

Why FPU Online?

  • NO GMAT OR GRE

  • BA/BS in Kinesiology not required*

  • Accessible – 100% online, comprehensive curriculum

  • Focused –  Educator-centric, engage with passionate community of learners, develop your leadership and coaching style

  • Affordable – Fresno Pacific University students save approximately $100 per credit hour compared to similar programs

  • Timely –  35 credits, program completion in 7 semesters, five intakes per year

  • Applicable – Apply master’s-level principles to the real world

  • Supportive – A student success coach guides you from your first class to graduation.

Career Opportunities

Careers for Physical Education Master's Degree holders include:

  • Physical Education Teacher K-12 Schools

  • Coach at Any Level

  • Athletic Administration

  • Sports Management

 

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $45 application fee
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75.

  • One Recommendation Form

  • Official transcripts verifying bachelor's degree in kinesiology, physical education, or related area from a regionally accredited institution

Individuals without a B.A./B.S. in kinesiology or a related area may satisfy this requirement in one of the following ways:

  • Having a minimum of 12-semester units of prerequisite study in kinesiology, physical education or related area (this does not include PE activity units or athletic participation units)

  • Four years of full-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience or eight years of part-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience*

  • Combination of academic and work experience equivalent to 12 semester units of prerequisite coursework*

* One year of full-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience = 3 units of prerequisite coursework; one year of part-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience = 1.5 units of prerequisite coursework

Physical Education Curriculum

The following courses are required as part of your 36-unit Physical Education Master's Degree program:

KIN 715 – Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport 3 Units

This course explores the law and how it impacts the field of kinesiology and sport. Examination of topics includes the American legal system, individual courses of action, legal issues commonly found within kinesiology and sport and fundamental risk-management strategies to reduce legal liability.
May not be audited

KIN 771 – Research Methods in Kinesiology 3 Units

The course focuses on a study of the nature of the systematic inquiry, a survey of methods employed in research and an explanation of evaluation methodology, as well as the use of research and evaluation methods in physical education, athletic training, sport administration and other discipline settings.

KIN 779 – Values in Kinesiology and Sport 3 Units

This course is a study of physical education, athletic training, sport administration, sport and other kinesiology disciplines’ philosophical definitions, values clarification, moral reasoning and moral actions that relate to physical education teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, sport administrators and spectators. The university’s philosophy and values, as expressed in the Fresno Pacific Idea, and their implications for physical education, athletic training, sport administration and sport provides one perspective for such analysis.

KIN 796 – Comprehensive Examination 0 Units

This course brings the master of arts in athletic training, kinesiology, and sport administration experience to a conclusion. Building on the previous coursework, a comprehensive examination is administered to students to test their knowledge, comprehension, application and synthesis of the concepts and theories taught. This Comprehensive Examination may only be retaken one time.
Graded C/NC; May not be audited

Kinesiology Courses

KIN 710 – Technology in Kinesiology 3 Units

An introduction to technology literacy, focusing on its effective use in teaching and educational management is the focus of this course. Students will investigate ways technology can enhance instruction and management for the setting in which they are interested and/or involved.
May not be audited

KIN 720 – Psychology of Sport 3 Units

This course offers the physical education teacher, athletic coach, and other kinesiology professionals the opportunity to learn and apply correct, sound psychological dimensions of motivation, leadership, team unity, age-related issues and psychological skills training relative to the enhancement of athletic performance. The psychological aspect of injury and rehabilitation are also discussed.

KIN 725 – Program Design in Physical Education 3 Units

This course focuses on the fundamental principles and bases of curriculum construction for physical education programs in schools and non-school instructional settings.
May not be audited.

KIN 730 – History and Philosophy in Kinesiology 3 Units

This course discusses historical and philosophical issues within physical education, athletic training, sport administration and other emerging professions.
May not be audited

KIN 740 – Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3 Units

Advanced study of K-12, college and university physical education teaching methods.
May not be audited

KIN 745 – Assessment in Physical Education 3 Units

Advanced study of local, state and national standards-based assessment theories and practices. The course reviews methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and develops an understanding of measurement and evaluation as it relates to physical education.

KIN 777A – Issues in Kinesiology 3 Units

Trends and current issues surrounding kinesiology disciplines of physical education, athletic training, sport administration and other professions are discussed in this course.

KIN 792A – Professional Standards in Physical Education I 3 Units

The student assembles a portfolio to demonstrate competency in Standards 1-3 for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, Domains 1-4 for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for Athletic Coaches, or Standards 1-4 for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Graded C/NC; May not be audited

KIN 792B – Professional Standards in Physical Education II 3 Units

The student assembles a portfolio to demonstrate competency in Standards 4-5 for the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Standards for K-12 Physical Education, Domains 5-8 for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards for Athletic Coaches, or Standards 5-8 for the National Strength and Conditioning Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Graded C/NC; May not be audited

KIN 797 – Continuous Registration 0 units

Students who do not complete the project or thesis within the semesters they have registered are required to register for continuous registration each semester until the project/thesis has been satisfactorily completed. Registration for 797 is equivalent to 1 unit of tuition.