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As an educator, you can improve your physical education skills with FPU’s online master of arts in kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education. The program provides a broad understanding of the history and philosophy of up-to-date physical education practices. You will gain the necessary tools to develop physical education programs, with coursework focused on implementing ethical standards in teaching methods.


  • Work and earn degree simultaneously
  • Courses are offered fully online
  • Study how to improve your physical education, teaching and coaching skills

Career opportunities

This program enhances the skills, knowledge and abilities of teachers who currently hold a single subject teaching credential for Physical Education.

Program director

Jim Ave
Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • Phone interview with director
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from college instructor or supervisor)
  • Statement of intent
  • Two writing samples indicating potential graduate-level work
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree in kinesiology or related area
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Current résumé including all related professional and extra−curricular experience
  • Individuals without a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or related area can meet the admission requirement by satisfying one of these areas:
    • Minimum 12 semester units of study in physical education
    • For each year verified, full-time physical education teaching and/or coaching experience, 3 units of prerequisites may be waived with the approval of the program director
    • For each year of part-time teaching/coaching, 1.5 units may be waived

Course listing

Required Courses

Kinesiology Courses (27 Units)
KIN 710Technology in Kinesiology3
KIN 720Psychology of Sport3
KIN 725Program Design in Physical Education3
KIN 730History and Philosophy in Kinesiology3
KIN 740Advanced Methods of Teaching Physical Education3
KIN 745Assessment in Physical Education3
KIN 777AIssues in Kinesiology3
KIN 792AProfessional Standards in Physical Education I3
KIN 792BProfessional Standards in Physical Education II3
Master of Arts Core (9 Units)
KIN 715Legal Aspects of Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 771Research Methods in Kinesiology3
KIN 779Values in Kinesiology and Sport3
KIN 796Comprehensive Examination0