Graduate Physical Education
Start Your Teaching or Coaching Career with a Master’s Degree in Physical Education
Are you interested in helping people of all ages maintain active, healthy lifestyles? If so, you might enjoy the field of physical education. With a physical education master's degree, you will have plenty of career options, including
- Teacher or Coach
- Personal Trainer
- Athletic Director
The online physical education program at Canisius is designed for physical education professionals who already possess initial teaching certification in physical education. The program is ideal for teachers and coaches with demanding schedules who need to balance work, family and continuing their education. Students who have an interest in pursuing Health Certification through their State should contact the Advisor/Program Director to substitute Health Courses for the Teaching Core required. Although the program does not provide Health Certification directly, students can take their undergraduate and graduate health credits to their respective State for Health Certification approval. Contact your Advisor/Program Director for more information.
The master's program in physical education is designed to provide initial teacher certification in physical education for both U.S. and Canadian candidates with bachelor’s degrees. The physical education teacher certification program is open to candidates of all academic majors.