College of Health Professions

Kinesiology (M.S.)

Why Earn a Master's Degree in Kinesiology?

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

The Kinesiology program has a limited number of graduate and research assistantships. Students who wish to obtain support are recommended to discuss research opportunities with members of the faculty prior to entering the program. While support sometimes becomes available during the year, most is assigned prior to the beginning of the Fall semester. Students interested in learning more about these opportunities should contact the program director.

Off-Campus Locations

This program is also offered through the Towson Learning Network to employees of local school systems at various off-campus locations. Visit the Towson Learning Network to get information about applying to the program.

Towson University: Masters of Science in Kinesiology

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