Kinesiology (M.S.)

This program is not currently admitting new students.

The Master of Science in Kinesiology program at Towson University is an online program designed for the PK – 12 physical education teacher who desires to strengthen teaching performance in ways that positively impact student learning.

TU Phys Ed/Teacher Ed student working with a child
TU Phys Ed/Teacher Ed student working with a child

The Kinesiology M.S. program addresses the following broad areas:

  • research methodology and research design suitable to the profession of physical education
  • critical evaluation of current research pertaining to physical education pedagogy
  • evaluation of physical education teacher effectiveness
  • development, implementation, and analysis of assessment tools in physical education
  • design, implementation, and analysis of physical education curriculum to identify strengths, weaknesses, and strategies for improvement

Graduates of the program are positioned to influence the teaching of physical education in their own classroom as well as improve or influence practices and initiatives in the instruction of physical education at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, interested graduates are viable candidates for pursuing National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification.

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Course Delivery

The graduate program in Kinesiology aims to meet the needs of practicing physical education teachers and physical activity advocates. Given the demands of working professional, the online program uses an asynchronous learning approach in which students complete course requirements on their own schedule. Individual assignments, discussions, and group projects are some of the ways in which student performance is assessed.

Research Opportunities

Students who wish to engage in research and/or program evaluation related to school physical education/activity with members of the faculty should contact the program director.

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered online through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to the program.

Important Information for Non-Maryland Residents

Towson University is not authorized to conduct distance education programs in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. However, residents of these states may enroll in distance education courses if they are in residence in Maryland and are concurrently enrolled in face-to-face courses on the Towson University campus.