Kinesiology and Physical Education

The graduate programs in kinesiology and physical education (MS and MEd) offer a general, science-based curriculum that provides the foundation for a career in exercise science or physical education. Students work closely with faculty specialists employing the latest technology to measure and analyze physical response, development, and deviation to provide understanding and application of the theory and techniques of kinesiology, health, and fitness. Classroom and laboratory experiences are designed to provide the student with an applied understanding of the scientific basis of exercise training in different populations. As Maine’s only NCAA Division I school, UMaine offers a wealth of hands-on and real-world experiences right at students fingertips. Areas of specialization include physical education/teacher education, adapted physical education and exercise science.

This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Degrees offered: MEd, MS

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: GRE for MS

Contact: Robert Lehnhard

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Program Website: Kinesiology and Physical Education