Kinesiology with a Concentration in Physical Education (MS) - Accelerated Online Program

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The Department of Health and Human Performance’s graduate program prepares graduate students to function professionally in a diverse and changing society, improve quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles through the understanding and delivery of management, physical activity and wellness concepts. The program includes academic as well as practical experiences in the student’s chosen area of study.

The physical education concentration within the Master of Science in Kinesiology program is designed to allow teaching professionals the opportunity to advance their careers, expand their proficiency, and increase their value at elementary and secondary institutions in public, private and religious schools. Concentration courses focus on physical and health education methods and curriculum development.

This program is only offered in an accelerated format and is 100% online.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program in Kinesiology, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley, as well as the other requirements listed below:

1. Bachelor’s degree from a accredited institution. 

2. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours.

3. Two letters of recommendation or reference checklists

4. Statement of purpose in pursuing degree

5. Resume

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at

If an applicant does not meet the minimum undergraduate GPA criterion of 3.0 but has a GPA of at least 2.5, a personal interview is required for consideration of conditional admission.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 18 Hours

KINE 6310History and Philosophy of Kinesiology


KINE 6315Research Methods


KINE 6375Ethics in Sport


KINE 6365Legal Issues in Sport


KINE 6340Curriculum Construction


KINE 6360Organizations and Administration of Sport Programs


Physical Education Concentration - 18 hours

KINE 6335Curriculum for the Students with Special Needs


KINE 6350Motor Learning


KINE 6306Resistance & Cardiovascular Training


HLTH 6303Teaching Health Science Technology


KINE 6324Applied Pedagogy in Physical Education and Coaching


KINE 6327Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise


Total Credit Hours: 36