San Diego State University

College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Physical Education


Student Services, 3356

San Diego, CA 92182

United States


(619) 594-5821

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Physical Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts degree permits the selection, under advisement, of a program of study which may be oriented either towards a generalist approach or with a specialization in one of three areas. The generalist approach encompasses theoretical foundations provided by various relevant disciplines and their application to professional aspects of contemporary physical education. This program is appropriate for individuals who require a broad theoretical foundation that might be applied to teaching, coaching, and administration in fields that involve the acquisition of gross motor skills and the enhancement of physical fitness. The three areas of specialization offered by the department are Biomechanics and Athletic Training, Instructional Effectiveness, and Sports Psychology. Each specialization has a strong theoretical component that provides a basis for students who anticipate employment in the academic, public, or private sectors, or who intend to pursue a doctoral degree within the area of specialization.


SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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