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Kinesiology and Physical Education

Program Summary

The Master of Science in education program in kinesiology and physical education (KNPE) is designed for current physical education and exercise science teachers who want to build on their background of promoting life-long physical activity. You'll have the opportunity to conduct research and implement evidence-based practice that will help you grow professionally, while improving leadership and instructional skills in your chosen area of emphasis.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: M.S.Ed. in Kinesiology and Physical Education

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Exercise Physiology/Fitness Leadership
  • Pedagogy and Curriculum Development
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 2

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 June 1
Spring October 1 December 10 November 1
Summer June 1 April 1

For More Information

Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Anderson Hall 221
Program website
KNPEMSED@niu.edu
815-753-1407

Director of Graduate Studies:
Steven Howell
showell2@niu.edu

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