May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Physical Education, M.A.

College of Education  
Department: Language, Literacy, Ed.D., Exceptional Education, and Physical Education 


This degree is designed for anyone interested in the lifelong process of becoming a reflective, effective teacher who is prepared to lead youngsters to become physically active for a lifetime. The master’s degree in Physical Education is offered online only. Consequently, an I-20 cannot be issued for international students to come to Tampa to enroll in this program. If accepted to the program, international students may only enroll in the program’s online courses from outside the United States.

Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.  More info:

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.


  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation


International Students
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number for degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours - 30 Credit Hours

  • Core - 6 Credit Hours
  • Content Specialization - 18 Credit Hours Minimum
  • Electives - 6 Credit Hours Minimum

Core Requirements: (6 Credit Hours Minimum)

Comprehensive Exam

A written comprehensive examination is required during the semester in which the student completes the requirements for the master’s degree.


This is a non-thesis major.