Canisius College

School of Education and Human Services

Online MS in Physical Education



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Advanced-Professional Online Masters in Physical Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our fully online, Master’s in Physical Education is designed for initially certified teachers looking to complete their professional certification in NYS. Out of state students can complete our non-certification track and earn a master’s degree. While the program does not provide health education certification directly, you can take your undergraduate and graduate health credits to your respective state for health certification approval.

 An online master’s program offers the flexibility and convenience to balance work, family and your continuing education. You will research innovative topics in physical education instruction and learn to apply them to a physical education classroom setting. Coursework does not repeat information from undergraduate learning, but rather extends your study to the next level of learning. As a culmination of your degree, you will complete a physical education electronic portfolio including a mission statement, resume, sample lesson plans, and assignments associated with the program.

Program Highlights • Start when it works best for you – fall, spring, or summer..• Study in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. • Benefit from our association with the American Kinesiology Association. • Join us as a member of AAHPERD, the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, health, recreation, and dance. • Learn from anywhere – there’s no required residency, making this one of the few fully-online PE programs anywhere. • Complete your degree in four semesters.


The School of Education and Human Services is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

International Student Requirements:

Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. TOEFL: 79 IBT or 550 PBT IELTS: 6.5 overall CAEL: 70 overall

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $819 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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