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M.Ed. in Kinesiology—Pedagogy

The M.Ed. program in Pedagogy in physical education provides graduate education for students who already possess an undergraduate degree in physical education pedagogy. Graduate students will be prepared to design, implement and evaluate well-balanced curricula (PK-12) which stress the importance of developing motor ability, fitness levels and cognitive understanding in an environment that fosters student achievement. All students are given the opportunity to participate in research, practica and independent study.

Prerequisites and Admission Requirements

Students also must meet the admission standards outlined in the Curry School of Education Admission Policies, which include a high standard of achievement during their undergraduate work (minimum of 3.0 GPA) and 2 outstanding recommendations. Note that recommendations should be solicited through the online application. Students must have prior experience teaching physical education and submit a goal statement with their applications for admission. Students are also required to submit one of the following:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no more than 5 years old. GRE scores for MEd, MT, EdS students admitted for the 2014-15 academic year were at or above the 150 (verbal), 145 (quantitative), and 4.0 (analytical writing).
  • For applicants enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UVA at the time of submission: SAT or ACT scores may be substituted for the GRE score.Applicants who had SAT or ACT scores sent to the university previously do not need to have them re-sent.

Applicants may submit unofficial test scores and transcripts with their application. However, official transcripts showing degree conferral and official test scores are required prior to matriculation.

Application Due Date

February 1 for the first review of applications. Applications will be accepted until June 1 on a space-available basis.

Degree Requirements

EDLF 7300
EDLF 7310
EDHS 5480
21 hours in selected coursework in Kinesiology and/ or the Curry School

Funding Opportunities

Teaching in the Lifetime Physical Activity Program

Students may apply for federal financial aid, including work-study. Information about federal aid programs, including applying using the FAFSA, can be found through Student Financial Services. Additional financial aid information can be found on Curry's Financial Aid webpage.

Typical Length of Study

1-3 Years

Full or Part Time:

Full-time or part-time program.

Course Overview

Summer Semester

KINE 5140 Qual. Analysis of Motor Patterns - 3 hrs
KINE 5220 Program Planning & Evaluation in Kinesiology - 3 hrs


Fall Semester
EDLF 5330 Educational Statistics (Stat.1) - 3 hrs
EDLF 7300 Research in Education - 3 hrs
KINE 3600 Musculoskeletal Anatomy - 3 hrs
KINE 5100 Assessment in Kinesiology - 3 hrs
KINE 5430 Advanced Exercise Physiology - 3 hrs
KINE 2110 Teaching LPA and Fitness - 2 hrs


Spring Semester
KINE 3620 Biomechanics & Motor Control of Human Movement - 3 hrs
KINE 5440 Exercise Phys Lab - 3 hrs
KINE 5260 Ortho & Sensory Impairments - 3 hrs
EDLF Interventions in Sport Psychology - 3 hrs
KINE 5993 Independent Study - Motor Development - 3 hrs
KINE 9140 Internship in College Teaching - 3 hrs
KINE 5993 Independent Study - Nutrition - 3 hrs

Sample Jobs After Graduation

PK-12 teaching positions or small colleges

The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found at

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