November 16, 2018  

Current weather

Clear sky

School of Kinesiology Graduate Programs Update Application Requirements

Main Content

The School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi is updating the application process for two of its online master’s programs.

Prospective students applying to the fully online M.S. in Kinesiology: Physical Education or M.S. in Sport Coaching Education programs can submit alternate exam scores in lieu of GRE scores.

Applicants can submit scores from the following exams:

M.S. in Kinesiology: Physical Education

*Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
*Praxis II: Physical Education Content Knowledge (5091)
*Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT)
*ACSM/NPAS Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist
*ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

M.S. in Sport Coaching Education
*Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
*NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
*Praxis II Subject Area Content Knowledge
*ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

“Many of our students and prospective students have full-time positions that require an intensive certification exam,” said Dr. Nancy Speed, assistant director for student success at the School of Kinesiology. “These exams illustrate their caliber as a prospective graduate student.”

Exam scores are evaluated along with other application materials. To start one of these programs in fall 2017, applications are due by July 1.

More information about the M.S. in Kinesiology: Physical Education program can be found here: For more about the MS in Sport Coaching Education program, visit